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and in explaining this
to him the meaning of the varied
performances what are gone through by the
men

The magic camp [the magic camp underlined] A camp was formed on the small
quarry glade, in the centre of which the "magic fire"
was built up [crossed out - in and lighted by] of pieces of ground arranged in a conical
heap and then set fire to. Round this several shelters
were erected with sheets of bark stripped from trees growing near at hand.
The people present were [crossed out - again] disposed of in four of their
shelters representing the four principle divisions of the
tribe attending the ceremonies. The novices and their
guardians occupied a fifth shelter. These shelters surrounding
the unlit fire left a clear space of about half an acre
for what all small bushes, sticks, bark about were carefully
cleared.

The novices closelyattended by their Kabos were caused to lie
down side by side on a couch of boughs closely covered over by the
boys in blankets. This couch of boughs is intended to keep
them off the ground, they being during the ceremonie perfectly
naked, the blanket or rug with which they had been shrouded
being used for a covering which not only kept them warm
but also [crossed out - prevented them from knowing which arrangements were
being made, and] kept them secluded until the arrangements
were completed.

A constant succession of ceremonies, of pantomimic
representations, magic dances, songs interspersed with the
inverted speeches and the accompanying "Yah!" now
continued until far into the night, even until near
day break. Throughout all this there was during the dances
a constant display by the medicine men of their magic
Joeas. Occasionally when late at night the men became somewhat
tired and seem inclined to fall asleep, the mÅ­dji is swung
in the gloom of the forest and its roaring sound rouses the
men to renewed efforts.

[in left margin linked sentence ending 'fifth shelter' in 'Magic camp' paragraph]
which was
placed in such a
function that they were
farthest from their
own friends and nearest
to those men from that place
most distant from their own
country in order that being away
for the countenance of their
kindred and friends they may have
men easily impressed by that
which they see and hear.

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