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Descripción de editorial
Without any apology I offer to the public this imperfect collection of the quaint and fascinating Folk-Tales of the Khasis, believing that the perusal of them cannot fail to cheer and to give pleasure to many.
Of some of the stories there are several versions current in the country, sometimes conflicting versions, but this in no way diminishes their charm. In such cases I have selected the version which appeared to me the most unique and graceful, and seemed to throw the truest light on the habits and the character of this genial and interesting Hill race.
Several of these tales have been published by me from time to time in The Statesmanof Calcutta, by whose courtesy I am permitted to reproduce them in this volume.
I shall consider the book amply rewarded if it bears the fruit I anticipate, by rendering more cheerful an hour or two in the life of its readers during these busy and strenuous times.