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Sorcery
see p 24 25. 26. 27

Chiefs
Each tribe of [?] has it chief
whose title is Rupulle (land owner)
who is their leader in [war?]. and
whose person is carefully guarded in battle
by the warriors of his class. His authority
is supported by the heads of families.
The Rupulle used to have the right to
divide the animals taken in the
chase; is now seldom observed.
Chieftainship not hereditary but
elective. Deceased chiefs brother
or ['younger' crossed out] second son is [?] as eligible
as eldest son of the heads of families
[? him?]. p 32

The [most real?] authority of chief ['is' crossed out] his
supporters [or?] enforced by means
of witchcraft. Many young ['man' crossed out] men or ['young' crossed out]
women attempt a departure from
the customs of their forefathers they
are threatened immediately with
ngadhungi, a [?] and this
usually restrains them. p 52

Heralds
Agents between the classes were provided
for them: a man preserves the umbilical cord
of his child - tied up in feathers & called
Kalduke. He gives it to the father of a chid
or children belonging to another title (class)
who are [?] ngia - [ngianipl?]
to the child from whom the Kalduke was
taken. These children may not go near
each other, nor speak to each other
When of adult age they become [?]

[Left margin:]
I don't believe that
Rupelle means
"Landowner"

Of course he is.

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