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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.
PSM V20 D342 A village of the mahori papuans.jpg
Fig. 2.—A Village of the Mahori-Papuan, (L. M. D'Albertis.

shape, is hoisted by a rope passed over a fork at the top of the mast. A more unwieldy, unseaworthy-looking craft it is impossible to conceive, and yet they make long voyages in such a vessel to places two hundred miles distant. They have been aptly described as huge floating hay-stacks. As they can only run before the wind, the crew choose