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Identifier: sevenyearsinceyl00leit
Title: Seven years in Ceylon: stories of mission life
Year: 1890 (1890s)
Authors: Leitch, Mary Leitch, Margaret W
Subjects: Missions -- Sri Lanka Sri Lanka -- Description and travel
Publisher: New York : American Tract Society
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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sant one. The compound is large, and has overforty kinds of trees. Near the house we have the flambo, now just ready to burstinto a glory of scarlet blossoms; the corktree, with its white clusters of sweet-smell-ing flowers, which cover the ground like snow; and on the other side the tamarind,with its acid fruit-pods. There are mahogany, olive, margosa, teak, iron-wood, ebony,mango, jack, wood-apple, and many other kinds of trees in the yard. Above themshoot up the cocoa-nut and Palmyra palms, with their magnificent tall trunks and greattufted heads. Our house has three large and four small rooms, all on the ground floor, which israised about four feet above the ground. The walls are of stone and mortar; thefloors are of the same, to prevent the invasion of white ants. Ue have only a fewglass windows; the other windows, as well as the doors, are supplied with shutters,which may be used at night to give security, and a free access of air at the s.ime time. 20 7he Pleasant Rainy Season.

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Our furniture is the plain,cane-bottomed kind; some ofit brought from America, therest made here by native car-penters, who imitate Enghshpatterns with great exactness.We have learned to like riceand curry, and nearly all thenative fruits and products.Our dress for the whole year isof white material, plainly made. Our flower-garden in frontof the house provides our tablewith fresh roses daily; andour vegetable garden con-tains over forty plantain-trees.There is nothing dreary aboutthe rainy season ; it seems tous the pleasantest part of theyear. Everywhere the newcrass is very green and fresh,and the sun shines out brightlyafter the heavy showers. Themercury stands at about 85°in the shade without muchchange. In the house in thehottest season , the mercuryseldom rises above ()y, and rarely falls in the coolest season below 76°. THK JACK TREE, SlIOWINO FRUIT.


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bookid:sevenyearsinceyl00leit bookyear:1890 bookdecade:1890 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Leitch__Mary bookauthor:Leitch__Margaret_W booksubject:Missions____Sri_Lanka booksubject:Sri_Lanka____Description_and_travel bookpublisher:New_York___American_Tract_Society bookcontributor:University_of_California_Libraries booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:35 bookcollection:cdl bookcollection:americana

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