The Silken East
Again: "Two sepoys deserted in 1892 and found their way into the Sana tract. They were promptly murdered, the reason given being revenge for the death of two relations of the murderers after they had been arrested at the instigation of the British authorities
for the murder of Margary. It was admitted that the Chinese officials were directed to release these Kachins upon a representation by the English officer, to whom they were shown for identification, that they were not the persons wanted ; but their death was due to their arrest, and therefore indirectly to the energy of our
kachin children representatives in
pressing the Chinese for reparation."
The Kachin's contempt for life generally is only a little less acute than that of a Chinese officer for the life of any Kachin or similar barbarian.
The following is a refreshing example :a" A Kachin named Saw Taw had lent four annas (four pence) to a Burman called Me Dain. Some time afterwards MeThe following is a refreshing example :a " A Kachin named Saw Taw had lent four annas (four pence) to a Burman called Me Dain. Some time afterwards Me