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The cover is almost water-tight, the leaves being fastened together and above sewn together with small sticks, in the above question compared to the beams of a roof.
Five brothers are entering at one time a flat hollow P
The fingers (at meal-time). They are ploughing with five men, but harrowing with ten ? The cleaning of the mouth in the morning. The “tooth-brush,” generally a branch of the Sakua-tree, is first used for cleansing the teeth; after it is well chewed at both ends, it is broken in two places and the “harrowing.” (the cleansing of the tongue) begins. While the former is done with one hand, both hands are necessary for the latter. On the sides are the bones, the flesh inside P The bedstead. The bones are the wooden frame, the flesh is the man, resting on the bed. In a house is a window; the (whole) house goes through the window; but the inmates of the house cannot pass through the window P The water; the fisher-net; the fishes. A man is going on crying in the rivers ? The bamboo-weel for catching fish,
A male buffalo in the water is ascending with roar and descending with roar P
A man has neither bones, nor flesh, nor blood ; still he is wandering through the whole country P
He is eating branches and leayes, and flour and powder is all what is left, P
A man is not satisfied even after having eaten up all the riches of the whole country P
The bearer's feet are not seen, but four of the corpse he takes away P
The snake; the frog.
The snake killed a frog and took it away.
The onlooker (katkom = cancer) has no head.
Do you see me P. When my tongue will go, I will eat all your flesh P &
A man has built his huts in hillholes P
The mountain snake.
The “huts” are understood to mean such watching huts of the most simple manufacture, built in the fields to watch the crops.
A Dundu snake has two heads P
The grass mat.
It is plaited in single, long, narrow pieces which afterwards are sewn together with grass. The
two heads are the ends turned over, to avoid unravelling. A man has teeth on his back?
The grass-mat. The mats in common use are of very rough make, only the surface is looking smooth.
An elephant has passed with his whole body through the door, but his tail has been caught P (lit, but he has been stopped on the tail.)
Debts are not finished, that is the meaning, until the last farthing has been returned.
A man can go out, but he cannot
A man is satisfied when abroad, bnt hungry (lit. flat) when at home P
Now he is going away far off, now he returned P
The eye (seeing both things near and far away).
The visible ones are begetting children; the invisible ones lay eggs P
Beings with ears, beings without 68. I’S,
A man makes great noise (in the forest), but entering home, he is silent?
When going he is quite silent, but making great noise in the open field P
88. Q-Rsis ränikoã charim Can you split the king's or the
queen's thin bamboo P “Chari” is the small thin bamboo-stick [or any other small stick], used in fastening the leaves, representing the plates for keeping rice or other food. The hair. Grandson, can you eat the roasted vegetable P The hair. “Roasted ” because of the black colour of the hair. In a black forest buffaloes have been tied ? The lice in the hair. A man says in the morning : “Go on, father, to chop the flesh ’’ (as it is done at the time of a dinner when guests have been invited). The ploughman's stick (the iron head of which wounds the ox severely). A man bathes in the morning, and comes out (of the water) at noon P The plough. Why do you look at me (i.e., with an angry look) P Have I not given you something P The stone; clod. The stone (clod), lying on the ricefield is supposed to speak to the ploughman. The thing it has supplied to the ploughman is its knock. The waterbird in the season has only one foot P The bamboo umbrella. The man holding it in his hands,
is covered almost by it ; and he standing under it, is called the one foot of the umbrella. Can you count the flour of Indian corn in a leaf-bowl P The stars.
Water comes out of a withered tree ? e
Bring me to the white stones (the teeth), then I will go (alone) P
The rice-tamping-iron (beam).
On a white field black rice is sown P
Halloh, flesh !
What is it, bone P
Come on, we will run away.
Who is coming then P
A cobra is coming, nine hands long.
Who says that ?
The man who died last year, says it.
The frog; the stone (clod).
(Or also the “flesh”= the clod; and the “bone’’=the stubbles on the field). *
Both have a conversation together. Until the time of preparing the field comes near, both frog and clod were the masters of the field. Then the stone (clod) says to the frog: “Halloh, flesh,” and it is answering with the question: “What is it, bone?” And then the former