National Geographic : 1938 Sep
BORNE MAJESTICALLY ON THE HEADS OF SLAVES, THE MONARCH OF REI BOUBA DEIGNSTO BE SEEN BYHIS SUBJECTS Seated in an elaborately decorated sedan chair, the Lamido is carried to a vantage point where he may reviewhis army. He weighs 300 pounds and isnearly six and a half feet tall. Infantrymen form a guard of honor at the left (Color Plate IV). A prolonged ovation by several thousand subjects preceded the parade. The La mido was unable to understand why Mr. Thaw should be accompanied on such a long safari by only one wife! He seemed skeptical when told that rigors oftravel pre vented more wives from making the journey (page 354).