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Love on Cowback

Love on Cowback H A K C H H A Y H O K His parents had ordered Comrade Mok to watch over their cattle, but he had something else in mind. He turned them loose so they could wander freely in the fields while he, Comrade Mok, went off to lie down under a tamarind near the rice paddies. His eyelids half-closed, he set his mind adrift on the waves of the day's heat. Invariably, his thoughts led him back to Mademoiselle Proem, the being he loved most in all the world. If we take a peek in the bushes opposite Comrade Mok, we glimpse a young girl. She imagines that no one sees her, so she sings, she dances, arching her back and swaying from side to side. She is petite and truly very charming, her long, black hair flowing about her shoulders and her lovely golden skin the color of soybeans. This fetching cowherd is none other than Proem, the daughter of Uncle Sek and Aunt Nom. It is she whom Comrade Mok secretly loves. He is so smitten with her that he cannot let one day pass without catching sight of her. She has certainly changed a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Love on Cowback

Manoa , Volume 16 (1)

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H A K C H H A Y H O K His parents had ordered Comrade Mok to watch over their cattle, but he had something else in mind. He turned them loose so they could wander freely in the fields while he, Comrade Mok, went off to lie down under a tamarind near the rice paddies. His eyelids half-closed, he set his mind adrift on the waves of the day's heat. Invariably, his thoughts led him back to Mademoiselle Proem, the being he loved most in all the world. If we take a peek in the bushes opposite Comrade Mok, we glimpse a young girl. She imagines that no one sees her, so she sings, she dances, arching her back and swaying from side to side. She is petite and truly very charming, her long, black hair flowing about her shoulders and her lovely golden skin the color of soybeans. This fetching cowherd is none other than Proem, the daughter of Uncle Sek and Aunt Nom. It is she whom Comrade Mok secretly loves. He is so smitten with her that he cannot let one day pass without catching sight of her. She has certainly changed a

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