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Karen Bachelors Basking Outside Their Eve-Less Home

KAREN BACHELORS BASKING OUTSIDE THEIR EVE-LESS HOME

As soon as a Karen boy reaches the age of puberty he is sent to live with the other unmarried males in a building called the Haw, outside the village, and remains there till he takes a wife. Owing to the tribal rules governing intermarriage, some of the bachelors are quite decrepit old gentlemen