The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao

The R. F. Cummings Philippine Expedition

Author: Fay-Cooper Cole
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,901 / 185 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.9
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 331
Added to site: 2006.04.29
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Genre: Science
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r in the rivers dried up and there was no more food in the land. At last the children were forced to leave their home and seek out new habitations in other parts. They traveled in pairs, in different directions, until they came to favorable locations where they settled down. From them have sprung all the tribes known to the Bagobo. One pair was too weak to make the journey from the drought-cursed land, and staid at Cibolan. One day the man crawled out into the ruined fields to see if he could not find some one thing alive, and when he arrived there he saw, to his amazement, a single stalk of sugar cane growing lustily. He cut it with his knife, and water began to come out until there was enough for the couple to drink. The flow did not cease until the rains came again to refresh the land. From these two the tribe has again grown until it numbers its members in the thousands. The people have remained true to their belief in the spirits, and each year has found them stronger in numbers, and richer in houses, la

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