National Geographic : 1945 Jan
Daeng Marinyo, a Prau Master Who Knew the Builders' Tricks On learning the author wanted a prau, he exposed the sly practices by which contractors did less work for more money. For centuries Bira's builders and skippers have striven to outwit each other (page 65). Between Islam's Leaders Hangs the Old Gods' Toy Abode The Karaeng (chief) and Caliph (right) lead the singing inthe old mosque at Bira. There Allah suffers thesurvival of apagan rite. One ofitssymbols is the little paper house, stuffedwith food (page 66).