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The Achehnese

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his 4 mtlc conical pavrnh „hiel, are „,ade of wood, of bctelnut. or 1,kC' lhc pla>"-'rs «*» throws by turns with seve,, eowries

whieh thcy cast with the hand. These shells must fall either with the

opening upwards {meuhnteueng) or downward (teugum). The value of the different throws is as follovvs:

7 shells opening upwards = 14; this throw is called barak

6 " " " = 30; , , „ „ tih

~ 2 5 > » » v v pachih 4 » » = 4 i

3 » » „ = 3 ;

2 » » n = 2;

1 " * v ~ IO;

7 * „ downwards = 7: „ „ „ or chbka

After each throw the player may move one of his pawöïhs over a number of squares equal to the number of his throw. The direction followed is: from the starting-point, say C, down the middJe line of squares to the player, then away from him up the right hand outer