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flower in the centre. The names of the pnncipal cannons and gates of this fortification are thus ar- ranged in Javanese rhyme. .
Cannons Kuniborawo. KumlJora^\7. Sapu-jagat. N gaisatomy.
. The sacredness and greatness of the present Emperor of Java was foretokl, as they assert, in tlu'ir reliiiious books. lie is also said to be the possessor of an lunbrelUi and sword of wonch'ous powfr, which has been in liis family for genera- ti(jiis. The general belief is that, if an individual touches either of these with an impure liautl, he is sure to g(j mad !
The Javanese had an ancieut custom of jire- seuting uinbrcllas U) their chiefs on the day they