that you people allowed the villagers to make use of this foot path. It is simply incredible.
appears to be very impor tant to them. Although it is hardly used, it connects the village shrine with their place of burial
That was some time ago. But it will not be used now
But I remember there was a big row some time ago when we attempted to close it.
Three days later the village priest of Ani called on the headmaster. He was an old man and walked with a slight stoop. He carried a stout walkingstick which he usually tapped on the floor, by way of emphasis, each time he made a new point in his argument.
Our dead relatives depart by it and our ancestors visit us by it. But most important, it is the path of children coming in to be born . . .
Is to eradicate just such beliefs as that. Dead men do not require footpaths.