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0026 Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia : vol.5
Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia : vol.5 / Page 26 (Color Image)


[Figure] 15 Palm grove and Singhalése habitations near Gálle, Ceylon.

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hi Ceylon a low latitude, combined with the nniflrmily of a Iroh• maritime liimale. contributes In give Ike vetclalion of the island an altogether tropical character. Extensive groves of palms, like those in the fore ground,are nume.

roan in almost every part of the island lie isolated palm Ives rising out of lIte Imm•n clayry soil to a nbantaerops. that with the high nod narrow crown in the distance. a betel larera), and die one next to the hut, a coma palm. Thymoll usual lent' trees fn this neighbourhood an, the breadfruit 1an91s'arpusl and nutmeg trees 1 myrisliea I The horse in the backg   t is built 01 bricks with a tile roof, the entrance leading between grotesque circular ornaments, and two

parallel lateral wings etelosin4 the compound, though the    • general form of aln4halrsr houses appears in the cane but o..oining the eenlre of the vino. Under the shade of the trees may be seen a wooden frame work,witere, inconformity

with Buddhistic benevolent practice. witirlt is prevalent in Ceylon, as well as in aliam,waler in supplied for the use of the traveller. Wells however, are here very numerous, water being found al only six feel and a hail' below the surface

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