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QS1tA-news 发布时间: 2020-07-09 03:31:43

“玩腾讯分分彩输了六十多万【注册大礼】”"Five—six,"saidthebaboo,hesitating;then,[Pg194]seeingthatIwasquiteincredulous,"Sometimesmore,"headded.

Intheshopsthesalesmen,toweightheirmerchandise,hadastrangecollectionofcuriousweights—dumps,rings,ballsofcopper,iron,orlead,stampedorinlaidwithsymbolsandflowers;fragmentsofspoonstomakeuptoolightaweight,evenpiecesofwood;andtheyusedthemallwithperfectreadinessandnevermadeamistake.

Therearewomen,too,inthethrongofmen,butfewerinnumber.Parseeladies,drapedinlightsareesofpale-huedmuslinborderedwithblack,whichshroudthementirely,beingdrawncloselyoverthenarrowskirt,crossedseveraltimesoverthebosom,andthrownovertherightshouldertocovertheheadandfalllightlyontheleftshoulder.Hindoowomen,scarcelyclothedinredstuff,fadedinplacestoastrongpink;averyskimpybodice,thechol,embroideredwithsilkandspangles,coversthebust,leavingthearmsandbosomfree;apieceofthincottonstuff,drawnroundthelegsandtwistedaboutthewaist,coverstheshouldersandhead,likeashawl.Ontheirwristsandanklesaresilverbangles;theyhaveringsontheirfingersandtoes,broadnecklaceswithpendants,earrings,andasortofstudofgoldorcopper,withcolouredstones,throughtheleftnostril.Theygobarefoot,pliant[Pg8]formsavoidingthejostlingofthecrowd,andcarryingontheirheadapileofcopperpotsoneaboveanother,shininglikegold,andscarcelyheldbyoneslenderarmwithitsbanglesglitteringinthesun.Thetinkleofthenanparasontheirankleskeepstimewiththeirswingingandinfinitelygracefulgait,andascentofjasmineandsandal-woodiswaftedfromtheirlightraiment.Moslemwomen,wrappedfromheadtofootinsacksofthickwhitecalico,withamuslinblindovertheireyes,toddleawkwardlyonebehindtheother,generallytwoorthreetogether.Nativechildrenbeg,pursuingthepassengerundertheveryfeetofthehorses;theirsharpvoiceslouderthanthehubbubofshouts,bells,andgongs,whichexhaustsandstultifies,andfinallyintoxicatesthebrain.

Throughthehalf-opendoorsinthecourtyardsboneswerebleaching,almostburiedunderthefinepowderthatliesoneverything.Andfromthisdust,aswetrodit,roseasharpsmellofpepperandsmoke.Twistedbranchesdroopedforlornfromtheskeletonsofafewtreesthatwereleftstanding.ParasiticcreepershadwovenaflowingrobeoftangleoverastatueofKali,leftunbrokeninfrontofasmalltempleinruins;andalloverthewithered[Pg198]andfadedgrowththefinewhitedusthadsettledinirregularpatterns,agracefulembroideryratherthickerinthefolds.Intheheartofanextensivepark,wherewidelawnsareplantedwithgiganticbaobabsandclumpsofbambooandtamarind,standsanimportant-lookingbuilding,hideouslymoderninamixtureofheterogeneousstylesandmaterials,ofacrudeyellowcolour,andmuchtoonew.Thereisnoattemptatunityofeffect.Acentraldomecrownstheedificeandasquaretowerrisesbythesideofit.Someportions,likepavilions,lowandsmall,carryornamentsdisproportionedtotheirsize;whileothers,containingvasthalls,haveminutewindowspierced[Pg52]intheirwalls,hardlylargerthanloopholes,butframedinelaboratesculptureandlostinthegreatmassofstone.Arcadesoflightandslendercolumns,connectedbylace-likepiercedworkofalarmingfragility,encloselittlecourtsfulloftree-fernsandwavingpalmsspreadingoverlargepoolsofwater.Thewallsarecoveredwithniches,balconies,pilasters,andbalustradescarvedintheIndianstyle,thesamesubjectsconstantlyrepeated.

Adjacenttothistemplewasthecourt-house,ahallofancientsplendourinthetimeofthekingsofKandy.Itstoodwideopen,thewallslinedwithcarvedwoodpanels.Thecourtwassittingunderthepunkhasthatswungwithregularmonotony,thejudgesrobedinred.Oneoftheaccused,standinginasortofpen,listenedunmovedtothepleading.Alargelabelbearingthenumber5hungoverhisbreast.Behindabarrierstoodothernatives,eachdecoratedwithanumber,underthechargeofsepoys.Oneofthem,havingbeenwoundedinthemurderousfrayforwhichtheywerebeingtried,layatfulllengthonalittercoveredwithprettymatting,redandwhiteandgreen,stretchedonbamboolegs.Alongrobeoflightsilkenvelopedhislegs,andhealoneofthemallhadcharmingfeatures,longblackeyeswithdarkbluedepths,hisfaceframedinasortofhaloofsilky,tangledhair.He,likethemannowbeingsentencedandthosewhohadgonethroughtheirexamination,[Pg129]seemedquiteindifferenttothejudgesandthelawyers.Hemildlywavedapalmleafwhichservedhimasafan,andlookedasifhewerelisteningtovoicesinadream,veryfaraway.

Atthebackoftheroomthemasterofthehousesquattedonthefloor,dressedingreenrichlyembroideredwithgold,andonhisheadwasavase-shapedcaportiaraofastrakhan.Nearhim,inanarmchair,sataperfectlynakedfakir,hisbreastcoveredwithjadenecklaces.Hisfacewasofsuperhumanbeauty,emaciated,withalookofsuffering,hiseyesglowingwithraptecstasy.Heseemedtobeentranced,seeingnothingbutavision,andintoxicatedbyitssplendour.

Inonetenttherewasadisplayofinnumerablegiltimages,verysuggestiveofJesuitinfluence—mincing,chubbyangels,martyrscarryingpalm-branches,andecstaticvirginswithclaspedhands,allservingtodecoratetheshrineinwhichthegodwastobecarriedbacktothetemple.Colouredfireslightedtheworkmen,andinthebackgroundthetemplewasdarklyvisible,withonlyafewdimlampsshroudedinincense,andburningbeforeRama,whosefestivalwasbeingkept.

WhenIwentawayhometothefort,whereIwaslivingwithmyfriendLieutenantF— —,thesentinel'schallenge,thetallgreywallscastingsharpshadowsonthecourtyardsilveredwithmoonlight,andanothersentry'scry;andstill,incontrastwiththecheerfulevening,Icouldremembernothingbutthetongapost-horse—athingsofrequentinthislandoffanatics,socommonthatnoonegivesitmorethanapassingthought.

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