National Geographic : 1945 Jan
Seafarers of South Celebes Biran Fencers Use Bare Hands in Place of Forbiddep Steel Krises Happy spectators form a ring. Third man in it is the referee. Though they call their sport boxing, contestants feint, jab, parry, and circle like swordsmen. Points are scored with fingers, not fists or palm. Beachbound, Sailors' Sons Pretend They Are Captains and Model Boats Are Praus Once Biran men took even 5-year-olds to sea. The Colonial Government, however, convinced parents that school should come first. Hulls of smaller boats are coconut husks; sails are palm leaf.