The Missionary Herald Volume 84

The Missionary Herald Volume 84

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...Moses' thoughtfulness, and old memories were strong upon me, but I contrived to sleep considerably. My bones are so sharp that they grow painful when there is nothing soft under them. "The canoe ride to Oniop was rather exciting, as there was quite a sea in the lagoon and we had to watch closely to keep from capsizing. A boy was put upon the outrigger to act as a sliding balance, dodging in toward the canoe when the outrigger went under, and out to the outer verge when it went up into the air. But we got safely through. "There has been no teacher living regularly at Oniop since we left in 1881. We found the church and the school, however, in a better state than at Lukunor. We made arrangements here to have Jimna, the young man we took to our training school last year, acknowledged as their teacher. He is a fine young fellow and we hope much from him. "At Mor we had the usual roll-call of the church, with not a few cases of discipline to attend to. The women here cling most tenaciously to the use of the taik. Two years ago a canoe from here went to Ruk for taik, and drifted off and was more than two weeks at sea, the men suffering everything from hunger, thirst, and anxiety. They at last found Ruk again (it was on their return that they drifted away), and as the trade-wind season was over they had to remain there many months. All this time their friends were in suspense as to their fate. Yet with such a lesson as this before their eyes, and the fact that such cases are not uncommon, and also that the taik is very costly, the women still cannot forego the satisfaction of making themselves hideous and disgustingly filthy with the stuff. The men could give it up, but the women, especially the young ones, are very obstinate....
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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921283
  • 9781236921284