The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

book - 'Naga Path', by Ursula Graham Bower, published John Murray 1950

caption: Chapter three. Second Attack
caption: march to Lambui; difficulties with Luikai; on to Nungbi
medium: books
person: Luikai
date: 10.3.1939
person: Graham Bower/ Ursula
text: The next day we marched right through to Lambui, a matter of seventeen miles and very steep. At the top of Lambui hill, another of my servants, Luikai - who, a few days before, had asked to stay on, so that I had not engaged an alternative man in Imphal - suddenly said he wanted to quit and go home. He could have chosen no more inconvenient time or place to say it (I have since wondered whether (25) the compounder put him up to it) and I reached Lambui, in the blue, shadowy dusk, so furious that it startled even myself. But Abung, always a peacemaker, talked him round, and we reached Ukhrul much the same party as left it. A short halt; and we pushed on to our old camp at Nungbi Khunao, where it was blowing as cold as ever in the huts.