GLIMPSES OF NATIVE LIFE
fruit and syrups than they can partake ot without
making themselves sick and sorry.
Nor do they show more discretion in the matter of the dieting of their children. Though left, in almost all other respects, to chance and the guidance of its
own instincts, a native child is not trusted to eat alone. The mothera s idea seems to be, that, if left to itself, her child would never eat at all, and that it is her plain duty to correct this mistake in naturea s plan. Wherefore, having prepared a mess of rice and banana,