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No had more than one totem, and the sexes had not different ones. A man might marry a woman with the same or with a different totem, according to Auta, and this is in accordance with what has been fomid in Nigeria amongst the Magazawa of to-day. their fathers, person Haj Ali (a Ba-Maguje, converted to Mohammedanism having been taken in slavery to Egypt) told me after that a woman would still Continue to sacrifice to her father's (and, therefore, still her own) totem after marriage she would give her husband the choice of allowing her to sacrifice home near the house, or else of giving her leave to go to join in the rites with her father, and the former would almost certainly be the husband's choice.

Is He a barber, anyone whom the parents has no particular status, and there difficulty in the way of any is He person becoming one. washes his hands before and after the operation, but need not make any other preparation. His fee depends upon the position and generosity of the patient's father. In certain districts, Zinder, Bomu, and Baghirimi, youths taken captive in war were castrated, but they were very few in number, as it is said that only two or three per cent, survived the operation, for the whole of the parts were cut off, boiling oU being poured upon the wound stop the bleeding, according to my informant.

All and dried in the sand, priests had worn it, after the chief the fourth (called silly) ^^ Dan Wawa, Fool, and danced foolishly before the people at some distance from the tree so as to distract their attention from the other four men who were performing some secret rites at the foot of the one being to place medicines amongst the roots. tree These four also burned some herbs upon a fire, and by watching the smoke could foretell the fortunes of the clan. These seems to have been no idea that the priests dressed in the skin so as to resemble kinsmen of the victim, they although he was not really put it on, — did it in order to obtain the sacred virtue of its life, the albaraka.

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