By Sargent Kayme
The Anting-Anting is either talisman and fetich: it's the Filipino model of excellent medication. The characters and occasions in those 11 tales are from an past, much less revolutionary period. those tales comprise experience, mystical parts, pirates, pearls, man-apes, towering volcanoes, unusual animals and birds, or even stranger males, pythons, bejuco ropes stained with human blood, feathering palm bushes at one second fanned by way of smooth tropical breezes and the subsequent uprooted and hurled apart through tornadoes. Mr. Kayme tells the 11 tales, and tells them cleverly,from the purpose of a non-Filipino taking a look in on Filipino lifestyles and makes no try to imitate Kipling. Kayme's "Anting-Anting" tales supply the local Filipino of unmixed blood a spot in western fiction. within the past due nineteenth C. he used to be favourably in comparison to the North American Indian of an identical period. yet that used to be over a hundred years in the past and perceptions and attitudes have replaced much considering the fact that 1901. So pickup this attention-grabbing quantity, settle right into a comfortable chair and input into the vibrant international of Filipino existence, folks ideals and superstitions of 100 years in the past. And in case you may still ever stopover at the Philippines, do not be stunned to discover that those superstitions are as familiar this day as they have been a century in the past.