The Burman is a born gambler, and indulges his propensity on every available occasion.
Stanley felt that, in this respect, the Burman's prophecies were but too likely to be fulfilled.
I had a vague belief that the Burman, forward, glanced back.
"Here you are as safe as if you were in Rangoon," the Burman said.
I have seen a Burman, to avoid a soft place, ride a pony for some yards along the parapet of a bridge with a good drop below.
He told Meinik of the arrangement that had been made for him, with which the Burman was much pleased.
But here also local dissension and Burman interference had brought ruin.
And the Burman would say at length to himself, Can this be the belief of this people at all?
The Burman lowered his voice and looked uneasily round to see if any of his crew were within earshot.
So a Burman lives his life, and he asks a great deal from it.