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QUAINT CySTOMOFORL QUEER PEOPLE
SEE THZBRIDEX ' PREtf BLIPS'
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The queerest; mosfoutlandish customs4ntheworlbV perhaps, are found
among the people ottthe great; &ngojreglon hi 'Central- Africa. The lady
in the picture is a "bride of ttieJ3ara tr)be7 Jjt'heVwomeV ofthis tribe think
that this deformation of theldpaTsa sign 'ofbeautyrarid while this a some
what exaggerated case, most'of them have the extended -lips.
I The effect is producefl-by piercing the lips when-young. Into the holes
are placed small wooden disks, which jare'' ihcreasedin size as the lips be
come gradually morehd more" distended. " '""
About fifty workmen 'are perman
ltly employed in keeping-St. PauPs
Inwil i-n --n-nl- 'W'1 . " . -
ijaiucuiiu ui icyttii.
"Haveriyou('hot water in your
house?" ""Have I? My dear boy, I