Passers-by jeered at the fallen city; and all her enemies triumphed over her (verses 10-17).
In other parts of the world they have been recorded in multitudes that obscured passers-by on the other side of the street.
Gutta-percha (getah percha in the vernacular), camphor, cinnamon, cloves, nutmegs, gambir and betel, or areca-nuts, are all produced in the island; most of the tropical fruits flourish, including the much-admired but, to the uninitiated, most evil-smelling durian, a large fruit with an exceedingly strong outer covering composed of stout pyramidal spikes, which grows upon the branches of a tall tree and occasionally in falling inflicts considerable injuries upon passers-by.
This annual inquiry has sometimes been mistaken by careless passers-by for an annual reassessment of each ryot's holding.
Then follows the bier, borne on the shoulders of friends, who are relieved by the passers-by, such an act being deemed highly meritorious.