Central Africa Volume 22

Central Africa Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...of the top, is a wainscoting of plaited strips of bamboo. The floors are of mud, and the roofs bamboo, thatched with grass. There are swarms of white ants, which eat through anything that is on the ground in a night, and get up the walls in a day, and there are also a number of boring insects, which bore through the hard wood of the posts and leave a continual mess of dust everywhere. There are over a hundred boys sleeping on the station, besides day boarders. The school is managed entirely by native teachers; Stefano is the headmaster. Everything is very orderly and the standard of work seems fairly high. Stefano also teaches them singing, and I think it doe3 him great credit. They have no accompaniment. The only drawback is that in church they pitch everything so high and sing so fast that it is not easy to keep up with them. We begin the day with the Angelus rung at 6, Matins at 6.15, followed by Celebration. The boys have school from 8 to. 11; in the afternoon they mostly do industrial work outside. Evensong is at 4, and Sext is said in church at 12, and Compline at 8. Outside the Quad, opposite the teachers' houses, is the girls' day school, kept by Rose; she has about seventy on the books. The standard here is not high, but quite as high as is necessary--the girls here do not need to know more than to read and write, and Rose has only the help of her elder girls. Outside the station, at distances varying from ten minutes to several hours, are little villages of Christians--sometimes the greater number are Christians, sometimes only a few, and a good many hearers and catechumens. Every village or district, however small it may be, seems to have its headman, sometimes a Christian, more often not. If a girl marries, she lives in a...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895304
  • 9781236895301