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What does James Jarvis do as a result of what Kumalo tells the boy?  How do these...

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Posted October 25, 2007 at 2:01 AM via web

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What does James Jarvis do as a result of what Kumalo tells the boy?  How do these actions demostrate Jarvis' increasing understanding of his son?

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 25, 2007 at 2:13 AM (Answer #1)

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Jarvis hears of Kaffir's troubles through his grandson, Arthur's son. He sends supplies, like milk, for the starving children. He sends experts to help the village learn proper farming methods. The two men, Jarvis and Kumalo, are brought together over the need to reconstruct the village.

After Arthur's death, he reads through his papers, and found that his son felt that there should be equality among all, especially in reference to the natives. In providing support for this village, he is fulfilling his son's hopes for them.

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