Hastings Clive has toys, the wooden and earthen toys for which Benares was ever famous among Indian children, nondescript animals, and as non-descript idols, little Brahminee bulls with bells, and artillery camels, like those at Rohilcund and Agra, Sahibs taking the air in buggies, country-folk in hackeries, baba-logue in gig-topped ton-jons.

The Sahib baba-logue have a lively share in several of the native festivals. The Hoolee, for instance, is their high carnival of fun, when they pelt their elders and each other with the red powder of the mhindee, and repel laughing assaults with smart charges of rose-water fired from busy little squirts.

Of course, much desultory tomtomry and wild troubadouring behind the curtain make the occasion musical. The audience is complete in all the picturesqueness of mixed baba-logue. In the front row, chattering brown ayahs, gay with red sarees and nose-rings, sit on the floor, holding in their laps pale, tender babies, fair-haired and blue-eyed, lace-swaddled, coral-clasped, and amber-studded.

These are the traditional sports of the baba-logue; but they are ingenious in inventing others, wherein, from time to time, the imitative faculty, of the native child especially, is tragically manifested. When the Nawab, Shumsh-ud-deen, was hung at Delhi for hiring a sowar to assassinate Mr.