The highest salary is paid to the Lamas , the prayer readers , who receive 10 cents a day for incessant reading . A house servant almost ... The steep and rocky mountains are the source of many swift streams during the rainy season , but most of them dry out when the rains cease . ... Temperature observations were recorded at dawn , 1 P. M. , and 9 P. M. for two hundred and thirty - five days . ... They are also pious through fear of losing the protection of the gods or of angering them .