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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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