Burma is now Myanmar, Rangoon is Yangon, Prome is Pyay and Pegu is Bago.
The King of Pegu was possessed of the most splendid ruby in the world, both as to size and colour.
This is the white sandalwood, for the red comes from Coromandel and Pegu.
The merchants of San Thome generally take payment for their goods in gold and silver, which are always plentiful in Pegu.
After this was done, for a short time I held charge of the Pegu division.
For further details apply to the Pegu Club, second table from the top on the right hand side as you enter.
Pegu is about 400 miles from the islands, and Tenasserim a little less.
Other merchandize is not good in Pegu, except a few dozens of very fair oriental emeralds.
The finest specimens are brought from Ceylon, Pegu, and Greenland.
Since this was written, a similar Amazonian bodyguard has been discovered, I hear, in Pegu.