Howitt and Fison Papers





He also considers it villainous- laughed [??] carefully? when Iasked whether the father the mother [??]the child. He said [completely?]no the "man works the child and he call girl his daughter for whom helikes." He said that hisfather was [born?] at theThelbuigunj Mtn at thesource of the Tumut Rvr. That his mother came fromthe Theddora of Omeoand that his won wife isfromgirls all given in marriageby their father and brotherand all promised beforehand.If such a betrothed girlwere to elope with some fellowthe betrothed man [??

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sit at home in his camp.The father and brothers wouldgo out in the pursuit. Ifthey caught the girl shewould be brought back.Her father would not do[???]sever scolding but hermother would [?] herwith a ram stick.She would be handedover to her betrothed husband.If a brother and sister were to elope the [??]ashamed and if [??]girl then back would[????] servre scalding ? her mother would beat with a yam stick. She would be given back ? over to her bethrothed husband. If her brother or sister were to elope the ? would be much ashamed and it

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