In the Tropics; Or Scenes and Incidents of West Indian Life

In the Tropics; Or Scenes and Incidents of West Indian Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...like that in Wales, set amid the beautiful scenery of hills and valleys, I had the advantage of a healthful sea-breeze, and could look from the verandah on a long level sweep of rich vegetation. At the back of the house there was a wood stretching to the beach; on either side there were cocoa-nut and orange trees, and the broad leaves of the plantain and the banana, and in front the cottages of the people. Wrens built their nests under the eaves of the verandah, and filled the house with their melody; but it was still more pleasing to hear on a Sabbath morning the hymns which rung from dwelling to dwelling, till all the village seemed one joyful orchestra. The inhabitants, with few exceptions, were Methodists, and no one could have wished to be associated with a more orderly, generous, and affectionate people. In illustration of their kindlyfeeling for the missionary, I may mention that one family supplied me with milk, another with sugar, another with vegetables, and if I expostulated with them on account of the profusion of their gifts, their reply was, "Massa, me only do my duty." On the Saturday afternoon previous to the Sabbath I am about to describe I left Golden Grove for Mahaica, where I spent the night with my friend, the Rev. S. Brown. When missionaries meet they never lack topics for conversation: there is the state of the work on the different stations, there is the last Methodist news in the Watchman or Recorder, and there are the new books from the Book Room. I rose early on the Sabbath morning, and set out for Mahaicony, crossing the Mahaica Creek on a long wooden bridge, covered with a roof to protect it from the heavy rains. The road is along a flat country, but had I needed any interest beyond that of my work, I could...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530918
  • 9781236530912