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A Member of the Miao Clan
Princess Nicotine

A MEMBER OF THE MIAO CLAN

PRINCESS NICOTINE

Among the wild grandeur and beauty of mountain and valley in Yün-nan province, dwell various tribes whose origin is as unfathomable as the expression of this small Miao-tse maiden — a representative of one of the principal aboriginal clans Burmans smoke as soon as they can toddle. In the palace, this small princess's home, the cheroots are rolled in the white inner bark of the betel tree