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71. N.-W.P. — Barren woman prays for a child as she stands naked facing the sun.
75. Those who die at Ramnagar (near Benares), or in the Nagadha country, become asses.
76-83. Proverbs and saws.
111, 112, 114, 115. Various charms and spells, some consisting of arrangement of magic numbers.

W. H. D. Rouse.


Smelling in Token of Affection. — This custom still prevails amongst the Sinhalese, and takes the place of "kissing" amongst ourselves. They emigrated from Bengal to Ceylon about two thousand years ago, and, doubtless, brought the custom with them. I have never observed it among the Tamils.

W. B. Hope.