Wonderful Houses Around the World

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Wonderful Houses Around the World
pages 10-13

Houses with Pointed Roofs

pages 10-11
These houses on Sumba Island, Indonesia are made from bamboo and grass. Livestock, such as water buffalo and pigs, live under the raised floor, and the people live above. The pointed part of the roof is where the gods are said to live.

The sun has set, so it is time to fetch the water buffalo that have been grazing on grass in the meadow, and bring them back under the floor.

pages 12-13

(pages 12-13 rotated for clarity)

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