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Sat Apr 01 16:48:52 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of In Court and Kampong, by Hugh Clifford This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: In Court and Kampong Being Tales and Sketches of Native Life in the Malay Peninsula Author: Hugh Clifford Release Date: January 7, 2009 [EBook #27728] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK IN COURT AND KAMPONG *** Produced by a Project Gutenberg volunteer working with digital material generously made available by the Internet Archive IN COURT AND KAMPONG IN COURT & KAMPONG BEING TALES & SKETCHES OF NATIVE LIFE IN THE MALAY PENINSULA BY HUGH CLIFFORD LONDON GRANT RICHARDS 48 LEICESTER SQUARE _First printed April 1897_ _Reprinted September 1903_ To My Wife Sat Apr 01 16:48:52 2017 2 My knowledge of all these things was won Ere to gladden my life You came, But the Land I knew, the Deeds saw done Will be never again the same, For You have come, like the rising Sun, To golden my World with your flame. H.
C. PREFACE The nineteen tales and sketches, which are enclosed within the covers of this Book, relate to certain brown men and obscure things in a distant and very little known corner of the Earth.
The Malay Peninsula--that slender tongue of land which projects into the tepid seas at the extreme south of the Asiatic Continent--is but little more than a name to most dwellers in Europe.
But, even in the Peninsula itself, and to the majority of those white men whose whole lives have been passed in the Straits of Malacca, the East Coast and the remote interior, of which I chiefly write, are almost as completely unknown. It has been my endeavour, in writing this book, to give some idea of the lives lived in these lands by Europeans whose lot has led them away from...





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