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I had to go up to town that evening on business, and i wrapped up the doll in a paper parcel (my kit bag was already full), with the intention of consulting a friend at the British Museum as to its nature and origin.
Mary had apparently taken Janey with her to call on the vicar's wife. I saw neither of them before i left.
I did not carry out my plan; for as I was walking down Paternoster Row the following day, with my parcel under my arm, Sambo was stolen.
I had stopped opposite a stationer's shop in whose window was exhibited a large map of Africa, flanked by bibles. I was wondering why such an immense area had been covered black instead of the more customary scarlet, and had come to the conclusion that it probably referred to unexploited coal, when I received a push in the back. After apologizing to the clergyman with whom I came into somewhat violent contact, I became aware that my parcel had disappeared. Of the thief there was no sign. Yards away I saw the imposing dark blue mass of a constable. I took two steps towards him with the intention of notifying my loss. Then i turned and walked in the opposite direction. Sambo after all had been no friend of ours.

Ten months later I went with Mary to the Agricultural Hall to see the `Orient in London.' She had promised after my visit to spend a day with me at the Franco-British Exhibition, a bargain which to my mind was never fully ratified, as she resolutely declined free seats in the Scenic Railway and Flip-Flap.
I was glad I had gone as I met two acquaintances I should not otherwise have seen, Captain Carter, of my old regiment, who had taken orders and was going out to China as a missionary, and Sambo. The latter seemed to be superintending operations in an African village, and was very much at home. There was a label tied to his arm. On it I read:
`This undoubtedly genuine African idol was found in a compartment in the Bakerloo tube. Nothing is known as to the circumstances in which it was placed there, but it was probably

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stolen from some museum. This idol affords an interesting example of the gods that were worshipped in the childhood of our race.'
The childhood of our race appeared to me a particularly appropriate phrase as I thought of Janey.

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