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kete nelrē samromrā piti,
enrē gohomrā lad menā ? A.-Hurumsuku.
37. Q.-Miyad dariyārē marang kunța bidākanā, en kuntārā chetanre ora bayākanā, enrē isu pura khurji dōākanā; khurji lō'ōā, oṛā kā lō'ōā ? A.-Hukka.
golden baskets and inside there is wheat-bread ? The honey.
In an ocean a big stump is stuck; on the top of it a house is built in which heaps of treasures are stored up; the treasure burns, but the house will not burn ? The hubble-bubble.
The ocean is the lower part, the reservoir for water, generally a cocoanut. In the middle of it is the wooden tube, on the upper end of which the earthen top is put, containing the tobacco and charcoal.
Below they cook water, (but) the
fire they put above?
39. Q.-Chatu chațu tiringa- Earthen pots are put one on the
40. Q.-Duniyārē bar horōge nida singi senhorātanāking?
41. Q.-Mid damra sunumte goţă disum marsalākanā ?
In the world are two men walking all night and day?
The sun and the moon.
The whole country is illuminated
bariagiā There are two cow-dung flat cakes
in the world?
The sun and the moon.
This very strange comparison will
be understood by those who have seen how the poor ones are gathering the cow-dung on the streets and in the fields forming it into round flat-cakes and pasting it to the walls of their houses to use them when dried as fuel.
43. Q.-Bariage buṭakana gota Two trees are spreading their bran
disum dabāōākanā ?
ches over the whole world ? The sun and the moon.
The all-pervading power of the light is compared with the shadow of the wide-spread branches of the trees.
44. Q.-Daruko tupung, rājkō- The trees are being cut, the land
52. Q.-Garā garāte pundi hisir In the rivers white hisir-neck
53. Q.-Nauā kiringākan kun. dam rēkō do'yā?
54. Q-Hanar kimin miyad gandurēking dubakanā ?
Also; Miyad gandure bar “horōking dubakana ? 55. Q.-Miyad kuri begar dumangte susuntanae ? A.-Chapua sipud kuri.
56. Q-Baria kuriking ayar tayōmking ugud lapātanā?
laces are swimming?
The eyes of the fish.
The newly-bought (things) they. throw (into the pit) behind the house?
“Kundam,” because the woman self cannot see the ring in the
Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law are sitting on one chair? (This is not allowed, therefore mentioned as a very strange fact.) The horns of the ox.
Two men are sitting on one chair?
A woman is dancing without the (sound of a) drum ?
The woman treading the bellows of the blacksmith. The rule is nobody dances without the sound of the drum.
Two women are bending forward and backward to the ground (as in dancing)?
The two bamboo-sticks of the bellows.
At the end of two bamboo-sticks,
dug in the ground, two strings are fastened to the bellows, two skin-covered round frames, standing on the earth. Each of the
two skin-covered frames, has a hole in the middle which is now covered and then uncovered by the treading women (or coolie). Dead cows are sighing ?
The bellows (covered with cowskin).
One tiger (the treading woman or coolie) is jumping on two cows (the skin-coverd frames) at one time ? The bellows.
Two oxen are sighing heavily when the yoke is put on them, but not when the yoke is taken off ?
62. Q.-Mid gelē bābāte goṭā By one rice-ear the whole house is
oṛā perējōā ?
This is an allusion to the story told about Singbonga. When coming to the earth in the disguise of a youth, he was ordered to take care of the rice; but he allowed the fowls to pick up the rice, and when scolded, he took one rice-corn by which in a