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In the Shadow of the Pagoda: Sketches of Burmese Life and Character (Classic Reprint)

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In the Shadow of the Pagoda: Sketches of Burmese Life and Character (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from In the Shadow of the Pagoda: Sketches of Burmese Life and CharacterAcross the Northern limits of the town proper runs the railway, now extended to Mandalay and, roughly speaking, beyond this we are in Cantonments where most of the European residents live. The approved style of house in Burma is a shallow box smothered under a waste of brown shingle roof, and raised high on piles. Some people'enclose and floor the Space among the piles to make a basement gle roof, and raised high on piles. Some people'enclose and floor the Space among the piles to make a basement storey such are prepared to meet miniature flood in the rains, are indifferent to frogs and scorpions, and take their chance of snakes. The majority are content to utilise it as coach-house, dog kennel or extra stable.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more