Lutheran Woman's Work Volume 11

Lutheran Woman's Work Volume 11

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...the eastern horizon, and the little clock on the desk announced the hour of four, the cry, "Kele n1usige" (everybody arise) resounded from Flumo, the big Kpelle boy. The boys had been told the night before of the day's work and that an early start was to be made. Soon they were coming down the pole from the attic two at a time, rubbing their eyes and holding their clothes. Some twenty of these boys sleep in the loft over the building, a little place three feet high at ridge, twelve wide at caves and twenty long, without window or ventilation. They came down holding their clothes because in those cramped quarters they found themselves much in the position of the traveler taking his first trip in a sleeping car. Vhen asked by the porter why he did not get up and dress, he asked, "How could he dress when he was sitting on his clothes?" Lisa, the big Kimbusie, next spoke between jabs with his native brush at his teeth, "Ku ka di" (let us go), and was answered by Mun1al in the same language, between attempts of his to complete his toilet with a small tin of water held in his hand, "Kua pai" (we are coming), and by several others in as many different languages. Axe, saw, cutlass, rope and shovel were looked up, always essential to our work in gathering material, and at this point Corinna, a big girl from the school, came running with a large lunch, the kindness and forethought of the girls' school; for they, too, knew of the big tree that was to be made into mahogany furniture, and quite naturally were deeply interested, for the new building and the additional workers give all the hope of being able to do some work now. Seven miles up the country and two back through the mountains more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969294
  • 9781236969293