Letters 80–81: Summary and Analysis
Doris Baines: an old missionary from England
Harold: a small African child, and the adopted grandson of Doris Baines
Althea: Samuel’s aunt, a missionary
Theodosia: Corrine’s aunt, a missionary and friend to Althea
Edward DuBoyce: a young Harvard scholar
Nettie begins her letter by announcing that she and Samuel were married the previous fall. They were married in England, where they tried to get some help for the Olinkas. The entire village was displaced in order to build new headquarters for the rubber plantation. All of the huts are destroyed and the villagers must live in a gigantic shelter, covered in tin, which had...
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