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In the Presidential tackle to the British organization at its final assembly, Mr. Thiselton-Dyer quoted a letter from Sir John Kirk, deploring the overlook of possibilities for clinical usefulness via British citizens in West Africa. "Such chances," he acknowledged, "never will take place back, for roads at the moment are being made and methods lower within the jungle and woodland, and you've got to hand every kind of timber point at the flooring prepared for examine. those convey down with them orchids, ferns, and climbers of many forms, together with rattan hands, and so on. yet, very good as are the officials who dedicate their strength to therefore starting up this kingdom, there's not one guy who understands a palm from a dragon-tree, so the opportunity is misplaced. unusual to assert, the clinical males of the govt. carrier understand much less and care much less for traditional background than the army males, who at the least remorse they've got no education or research to allow them to take an clever curiosity in what they see round them."
Having felt an analogous remorse at the different aspect of the continent, I had already divided this booklet into elements - one dedicated to a story of a trip in japanese British East Africa, and the opposite to a common account of the usual heritage of the rustic visited.
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