The other change was in the symbolism of the abaya—its significance was no longer of a religious and social nature only.
It inflicted a horrible wound, but he nevertheless ran away so fast that abaya was unable to catch him and finish the job.
On asking the meaning of this occurrence, I was told that they were friends of abaya and wished to talk with me.
abaya, nothing loth, hastened to execute the order, hunting up the Negrito and aiming a terrific blow at him.
abaya was one of a few men in Apayao who dared to descend to the lowlands.