The double-stringed bow is much in use among certain of the aboriginal
races dwelling in the thick forests and labyrinthine highlands of
French Indo-China, and there are tribes so primitive as still to use
However scanty their clothing, the hillmen always wear a belt. In it
is carried the long, sharp-pointed knife so necessary for cutting
wood and betel-nut, for skinning animals, or for beheading enemies.
The descriptions of their customs and beliefs would fill a big book,
for, as one authority asserts: "Savage life can be seen in all its lights
and shades in the primeval mountain forests of Formosa"