Originally published in 1923, the following papers contain the results of investigations concerning religion and custom in Borneo and the Malay Peninsula, which were carried out at intervals during the years 1910 to 1921 by the author. It includes chapters on the customs and beliefs of the 'Orangdusun', beliefs and customs of the Sakai, and Malay folk-tales.
Part I: Papers on British North Borneo. Introductory Remarks. 1. Some Customs and Beliefs of the "Orangdusun." 2. Folk-Tales of the Tuaran and Tempassuk Districts. 3. North Nornean Markets. Part II: The Malay Peninsula. Introductory Remarks. 1. Some Beliefs and Customs of the Negritos. 2. Some Beliefs and Customs of the Sakai. 3. Some Beliefs and Customs of the Jakun. 4. Miscellaneous Notes on malay Customs and Beliefs. 5. Malay Folk-Tales. 6. Malay Back-Slang. 7. Setting Up the Posts of a Malay House. 8. Bela Kampong. 9. Customs of the Camphor-Hunters and Bahasa Kapor.