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shield, a bundle of spears, several boomerangs and various clubs used
for throwing. the women are seated in front drumming on their folded rugs

yards from the aggressor, when the women move off to one side leaving
the (?) and the Wait-jurk face to face. While the latter contin-
ues to dance, or sits crouched behind his shield, the former extend
out in the form of a half moon so as to hem him in. The oldest of the
aggrieved now addresses the Wait-jurk with a formal statement, as for
instance, "Why did you kill our brother, (or such as the case my be),
with bulk". the reply may be " I never did any thing to him it is all
jetbol (lies)". Then the aggrieved make motions as of spear throwing, so
that the Wait-jurk may place himself on his guard. The ordeal then commen-
ces by a shower of spears. the Wait-jurk may be at once tramsfixed, or
his shield may bne so full of spears that it is useless. If he escapes the
spears, he is then assailed with a shower of boomerngs, to be followed

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