THE MAGIC OF HARVEST AND OF PLENTY 1. The amount of ethnographic information which I was able to

obtain concerning certain rites, and the need of commenting on them linguistically, might almost be said to stand in inverse ratio. This is not quite so paradoxical as it appears because, with regard to such ceremonies as those to which we are now passing, the ceremonies of isunapulo, of okwala and tum described in Chapter V (Sees. 2 and 3), I was able to incorporate a great deal of my linguistic information into the analysis of magical texts and into the ethnographic descriptions, so that not very much is left to purely linguistic commentary and etymological speculation.