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Dedication to a Cause

Waiyaki is sent away to school at a nearby Mission and soon comes to believe that education is the answer to the problems facing his people. When he returns to his tribe, he promotes that idea and it's quickly adopted by the elders of the tribe who support Waiyaki in his effort to recruit teachers and build additional schools after the first one established in his village. Waiyaki admits to being sometimes tired and there's little doubt he's very sad after Nyambura's refusal of his proposal, but he never wavers in his dedication to this cause.

Joshua has a different cause and is equally zealous in his dedication. Joshua is among those who were the first converts to Christianity at the hands of the Missionaries. Joshua comes to believe that the white man's religion is the only correct course. Joshua dedicates himself to preaching the...

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