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Presently we came to Gangyul (13,600 faith we were told that the birds were feet), a little village in a narrow, flat val fastidious and would not touch low-caste ley close under the eastern glaciers of bodies, and that only three families in Cho-mo-Lha-ri. While our camp was the valley were entitled to be thus disbeing got ready, I rode two or three miles posed of. up the valley in the hope of seeing a re The Thimbu excused himself from acmarkable cave which we were given to
companying me, as the memories conunderstand was in the locality.
nected with this spot were very painful to (liscovered, however, that our guide was
him, his daughter only a few years bemuch more anxious to show us a large
ore having been laid on the slab. flat rock of slate situated between two
One of our guides lay down on the branches of the Tsango-chu, at the head
slal, while another lit a smoky fire, leof which was a wooden axle forming a
vices which, they said, would be sure to rack.
attract the lammergeiers from their eyDEVOURED BY LAMMERGEIERS
ries; but the deception failed and no birds It was carefully explained to us that appeared. In another respect the little this was a holy spot on which human Valley was very remarkable, as the glacorpses, the head and shoulders tied to ciers seemed to completely close in ihe the axle to keep the body in place, were head, and 1 two avalanches and exposed, to be eaten by lammergeiers and heard several more, caused by the inother ravenous birds and beasts of prey. creasing power of the sun's rays on the In perfectly solemn and earnest good
LI OLD ILLI, KNOWS JS TIE LILIS.I DOCTOR He was quite a character, and posed himself for this picture with his human thigh-bone
trumpet and skull drum
A VIEW UP THE TCHIN-CHU GORGE: RIDING LIKS UND VUIES I FOREGROUND The Bhuta nese have a curious habit of feeding their mules with eggs when engaged in a
specially difficult journey (see text, page 377)
TEEDING 101,1,OWERS AFTER ARRIVAL IN CAMP: BLACK YAKS TAIR TENTS AND EMBROIDERED TUNT BELONGING TO TIME TEAD MAN