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Image from page 86 of "Travels in the central parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia, and Laos : during the years 1858, 1859, and 1860" (1864)

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Identifier: travelsincentral02mouh
Title: Travels in the central parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia, and Laos : during the years 1858, 1859, and 1860
Year: 1864 (1860s)
Authors: Mouhot, Henri, 1826-1861 Mouhot, Charles
Subjects: Mouhot, Henri, 1826-1861
Publisher: London : John Murray
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries


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kind of dais, surrounded by officials, women,and children, kneeling, or lying flat, in readiness to holdout the golden urns which serve them for spittoons, ortheir betel-boxes or teapots, all made of the same preciousmetals by the goldsmiths of Laos and Ligor. The boatshave generally from eighty to a hundred rowers, with thehead and greater part of the body bare, but wearing alarge white scarf round the loins, and a brilliant redlangouti; they all raise their paddles simultaneously, andstrike the water in regular time, while at the prow andstern are stationed two other slaves, one dexterouslymanaging a long oar which serves as a rudder, the otheron the watch to prevent a collision with any other boat.The rowers continually raise a wild, exulting cry, Ouah!ouah! while the steersman utters a louder and moreprolonged one, which rises above the voices of the rest.Many boats also are to be seen crowded with women,musicians, or parties carrying presents. The coup dceilis certainly charming.

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q *oas o z<m f2 Chap. XVI. FETES AT BANGKOK. 69 From time to time appears, amidst the picturesqueassemblage, the boat of some European, always to berecognised by his chimney-pot or silk hat.


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Date: 2014-07-30 06:44:27
bookid:travelsincentral02mouh bookyear:1864 bookdecade:1860 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Mouhot__Henri__1826_1861 bookauthor:Mouhot__Charles booksubject:Mouhot__Henri__1826_1861 bookpublisher:London___John_Murray bookcontributor:University_of_Connecticut_Libraries booksponsor:Boston_Library_Consortium_Member_Libraries bookleafnumber:86 bookcollection:uconn_libraries bookcollection:blc bookcollection:americana

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