The Burman is a born gambler, and indulges his propensity on every available occasion.
And the Burman would say at length to himself, Can this be the belief of this people at all?
I had a vague belief that the Burman, forward, glanced back.
So a Burman lives his life, and he asks a great deal from it.
I have seen a Burman, to avoid a soft place, ride a pony for some yards along the parapet of a bridge with a good drop below.
Each man is responsible for himself, the foreigner no less than the Burman.
But here also local dissension and Burman interference had brought ruin.
And because he does so live the Burman reverences him beyond all others.
The Burman lowered his voice and looked uneasily round to see if any of his crew were within earshot.
If you would know what a Burman would be, see what a monk is: that is his ideal.