After the Burmese left, the Talaing merchants came and seeing the beautiful land they wanted to possess it. Like the British and the Burmese, they planned to mark it with something so that they could claim it whenever necessary. They realized that the land had been marked by some early arrivals but was presently they found no one nearby. They saw a teak log with a fishing rod stuck firmly into and also a Karen tunic waving innocently on it. They dug the ground under the log and saw two other marks buried one upon the other. Therefore, they dug the earth the deepest to burry nine sickles as a sign that they were the first finding this land.  

As time went by , the Karen population increased so that new more lands were needed. The Karens were by nature born explorers and loved adventure. According to their past experiences, they always took precaution and prepared themselves before any severe calamities arrived.

After all these events, Pu Hsar Tuh died in Moo Kla Toh leaving five sons to his wife Pee Peh Say. The name of the five sons were, Saw Ta Kuh, Saw Ta Lah, Saw Ta Nyaw, Saw Thaw Kar and Saw Lar Tawh. Before he died, he told his sons to go and live at the place where he and their mother had found and marked it for them. There, they would have abundant resources to sustain a lot of large families for many years coming. Therefore, the four eldest sons packed their belongings and went to the place where their parents had found and marked. The youngest son Saw Lar Tawh stayed back with his mother to look after things the family possessed and also to take care of their aging mother.   

The four brothers built their houses and began growing seeds and vegetables for the annual crop. While they were busy with their work, a group of British merchants embarked on the land on a certain day. They were very angry at the sight a group of Karens laboriously working on the land. They shouted and said that this land belonged to them. They told the brothers that they had marked it by burying nine copper coins under the teak log. The Karens replied that their parents had found this land for them and marked it by sticking a fishing rod on the teak log. And besides, our father hung his Karen tunic on the fishing rod. When our parents arrived here first, they found no one lived on this land. They were honest and expected honesty in turn.  But as it happened for long years, we are not sure whether these signs are still exist.

As they were arguing, a group of Burmese merchants came in by chance and started quarrelling with the Karens. They said that they found the land first and for a sign they buried nine baskets of ground nut under the teak log. The British just stared at them not knowing what to say.

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