Five Years in Siam, from 1891 to 1896 Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... us some more, ' 'Play it again, ' and the like, the sound of sobs coming In this and some other fea-a little resemblance to the ships of tures the craft of the gulf bear not the Ancients, Appendix xvi. from a distant corner. On investigation it proved to be a small child, who, it was explained, had come there with her parents from the Lao country some years before. She had gone to bed across the lagoon, when she caught the distant note of the ken, and nothing would do but she must come out and listen to the old music. It brought the beloved memories crowding back, and she was sobbing out her home-sick little heart. Poor child! I often wondered whether she ever heard the music she loved again, or died, as too many of the Lao do away from home, longing for the far-off mountains. We lay off Bang Pra and got dry and warm in the evening sun, and next day, early, were running on down the coast, passing the lovely little pagoda and monastery off Siracha. This was the abode of an old recluse, whose fame for sanctity was widely spread. But small merit to him, for no one living there could be other than a saint. Outside, some six miles off, the long outline of the Si Chang group grew bright under the morning sun. Here, in the south-west monsoon, all vessels come to finish Chap, xx THE BANG PRA COAST 153 loading up their cargoes after crossing the bar, and there is a snug and commodious anchorage under the lee of the main island. A few years ago the Court elected to make Kaw Si Chang fashionable, and roads and piers, villas and parks Rprang into existence in reckless fashion. The place was overcrowded; there were no sanitary arrangements whatever, fever of a regular malarial type broke out, and the place was again deserted. The parks are now grown over, the...
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