National Geographic : 1946 Mar
Across Puto's "Sands of a Thousand Paces" Winds a Funeral Procession Honoringthe Late "Island Superior" Leading the marchers are men carrying ceremonial lanterns, followed by a covered tablet bearing the abbot's name and portrait. Next areplacards proclaiming his important position as head of the three great monasteries of Puto. Then come streamers with poetic tributes from admirers. Mourners inrear areblack-robed priests. This is the finest beach on the island; its name describes its length. Its undertow is dangerous, and many foreignershave been drowned here.