e, and unless we learn to do the proper thing at the right moment — for to this end was our intellect and education given us.
Pious missionaries, even while engaged in worship, have been massacred at the altar.
The white skin of the baptised European avails nothing against the arrow.
Holy amulets and crosses are no protection against the spear.
Faith, without awakened faculties and sharp exercise of them, is no shield at all against lawless violence!
Written in Africa, in 1876, in a notxt thing is the indifference to all things earthly outside his camp; and that, let people talk as they may, is one of the most exquisite, soul-lulling pleasures a mortal can enjoy.
These two almost balance the pains inflicted by the climate.
In Europe, care ages a man soon enough; and it is well known that it was care which killed the cat ! In Africa, the harassing, wearisome cares of the European are unknown.
It is the fever which ages one.
Such care as visits explorers is nothing to the tr