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Troupe of Juvenile Players Maintained by a Native Chief of Bali, One of Holland's Far Colonies

TROUPE OF JUVENILE PLAYERS MAINTAINED BY A NATIVE CHIEF OF BALI, ONE OF HOLLAND'S FAR COLONIES

Bali, lying east of Java, from which it is separated by a narrow strait, is an island forming part of the Dutch East Indies. The inhabitants are of a Malayan-Javanese stock, and follow the Brahman faith. Some of the native rulers live in an atmosphere of barbaric magnificence, as may be seen from this gorgeous group of little girls sumptuously arrayed. They perform with much dancing and posturing to the uncanny strains of the orchestra seen behind