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Societies or Clubs.

out, which are supposed to be heavy with the ghostly power which they contain and symbolize, that mana without which nothing important can succeed. The incidents of one of


'Malo-saru' dancing dress.

these feasts are thus described: 'Seven palako logs dressed in cycas leaves and flowers were brought in on the shoulders of men of rank, who walked as if the weight was heavy on