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are these tend to show that
the present race have not
invented the art but have copied
it from their forefathers. They
have not the capacity to imp
rove. There is the same [??]
habitation showing no power
to invent proves to us that they
have degenerated from a more
enlightened race.

Headman or Chief
A chief attains power by influence
personal bravery and being well
connected (ie having many relations)

During the time I was
with them there was only one chief
named Jalinna Pirramiwana
I named him the "Frenchman"
on account of his polished manners
ie gestures. This Chief had
supreme command over

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