* The Huxley family arrived in Thika, in what is now Kenya, to begin farming 500 acres of land between two rivers.
* The family was brought to their land by a Swahili named Juma.
* The family discovered that the land was not nearly as ready for farming as the seller had claimed and that it would require a lot of work.
* The Huxleys made a temporary home and hired local workers to build a more permanent home.
* The work required getting the land into working condition, and was at times overwhelming.
* The local tribe representative, Njombo, and the Huxley father, Robin, disagreed about the design of the family's house because Robin wanted a European design and Njombo felt it would not work.
* The family hired Sammy, of mixed Kikuyu and Masai blood, to help on the farm.
* Sammy had a confrontation with a local Dutch settler...
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