see such a headdress?"
The manner in which the Princess Oninga
had seen fit to dress her head was indeed
peculiar, I may say ludicrous. Her woolly
hair had been arranged in the form of a
cocked hat, with a horn projecting in front,
and at a short distance off it might easily
have been mistaken for the headpiece of a
general officer minus the feathers. There
was little in the way of artificial ornament
about it, but the princess wore a number of
heavy brass rings on her arms and ankles.
Those on the latter reached half-way up to
her knees, and they were so heavy that her
walk was little better than a clumsy
Before we could pass further
comment on her appearance, King Jambai
entered, and saluted us by taking us each
separately and rubbing noses with us.
This done, he ordered in breakfast, which
consisted of roast and boiled plantains,
There was little in the way of artificial ornament about it, but the princess wore a number of heavy brass rings on her arms and ankles.