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SLAMBEY AND HIS WIVES. 173
memory of his two faithful wives returned to him, and he regretted the hasty part he had acted towards them. He happened one day to be rumi- nating befoi'e the altar, and regarding from time to time the cold faces of his wives on each side, when the defeated Rajah Bandong entered, and disco- vered his vanquisher.
'"So, sol"' cried he, in a voice of thunder, '^ 1 have caught you at last, have I ? What is your power to mine, now you have notDurga near you? Be thou, cruel man, for ever seated on that spot, and become like those two poor victims of thy tyranny!
So saying, he left the spot, and Slambey was at once metamorphosed into a cold stone figure.
AI)oiit a iiiilc fj'oiu Manduot, wc sto])pe(l at a Httlc village calK'd liotchong, situated at tlie sum- mit of a liill^ below which ih)\vs the river Progo. Alighting, and walking down to the water, wliicii wc wished to cross, we had to wait until the