National Geographic : 1951 Apr
() National Geogral)hic Society 473 Painting by Jean I)espljols Coconut Palms Wave in Monsoon Winds Sweeping In from Gulf of Siam This young girl, who carries her baby brother on her hip, followed the artist everywhere he went while he worked in her village. Her Annamese parents, whose canoe rests beside their thatched house, were fisherfolk, like the other villagers. Late each afternoon, when the men came in from the sea, the painter saw them divide the catch among the women according to the number of their children. Besides fish, the people ate coconuts and rice. Palms shut out the view of their rice fields.