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No one paid them any notice; they seemed to be all sorts, from a near-naked beggarly rascal to a well-dressed Malay in gold sarong and cap, but they were all armed - I learned later that it was a great insult to come into the White Raja's presence without your krees, which is the strange, wavy-bladed knife of the people.
Ai wantz an eis krees cohn dippd in de choklit dat maykes it hardz awn de owt syde!
That wasn't right, though; no portholes in the Khyber country - I struggled with memory, and then a figure blocked the light, a huge figure in green sarong and sleeveless tunic, with a krees in his girdle, and fingering his earring as he stared down at me, his heavy brown face as hard as a curling-stone.
I watched from the rail; he stood up straight, his toad-like face impassive, while Jingo laid his krees point delicately inside the clavicle on the left side, and thrust down hard.
The other condemned chap kicked up a frightful row at this, exclaiming "Krees, krees!" and eyeing the rope and mosquito net as though they were port being passed to the right.
All carry a knife or a krees, and all are quite pleasant people, who will accept your Salaam and your cigarette.