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The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

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Author: Paul T. Gilbert
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,269 / 170 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.5
LoC Category: DS
Downloads: 412
Added to site: 2008.03.23 20391
Genre: Non-fiction

An account of Gilbert's teaching experiences in the Phillipines at the turn of the century.

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orning hours; also the children, in their "union" suits, split tip the back, impress the stranger as untidy. During the noon siesta everybody goes to sleep, to come to life late in the afternoon. At eight o'clock the chandelier is lighted and the evening meal is served. This is a very formal dinner, consisting of innumerable courses of the same thing cooked in different styles. A glass of tinto wine, a glass of water, and a toothpick whittled by the loving hands of the muchacho, finishes the meal. The kitchen is located in the rear, and generally overlooks the court, and near by are the bathroom and the laundry.

In the walled city small hotels are numerous, their entryways well banked with potted palms. The usual stone courtyard, damp with water, is surrounded by the pony-stalls, where dirty stable-boys go through their work mechanically, smoking cigarettes. The dining-room and office occupy most of the second floor. This is the library, reception-room, and ladies' parlor, al



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