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PART I - CHAPTER VII

should hear them talk ! They think our clothes are funny and our faces and our food and all that we do. It does not occur to them that people can look as we do and behave as we do, and be wholly as human as they are."
I was astounded to hear this. How could they consider their curious looks and clothes and behaviour as human as ours? I answered with dignity:
" But we have always done these things and had these customs and looked as we do, with black hair and eyes-"
" Exactly! So have they !"
" But I thought they came over here to ourr country to learn civilization. My mother said so."
" She was mistaken. In fact, I believe they come over here thinking to teach us civilization. They have a great deal to learn from us, it is true, but they don't know it any more than you realize what we have to learn from them."
Certainly it was all very novel and interesting, what he had to say. I never grew weary of hearing about the foreigners, and especially did I like to hear of all their marvellous inventions: of turning a handle and getting hot or cold water out of it, and of a stove with no fuel that one could see, and yet having heat-self-coming water

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