West with the Night - Book 2, Chapter 6, Still Is the Land Summary & Analysis

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Book 2, Chapter 6, Still Is the Land Summary and Analysis

Beryl's father bought the land where his farm stood because it was cheap and fertile and "because East Africa was new and you could feel the future of it under your feet" (p. 62). The farm was built with the help of the Kavirondo and Kikuyu people who once lived by the thousands in the area. After clearing the fields and building a few huts, Beryl's father built a gristmill on his farm. Most of the flour made in the mill went to the government to help provide for the workers building the Uganda Railway. Beryl's father used the money from the mill to build a sawmill. Beryl's father also built stables in which he raised racehorses.

There was another farm in the area called the Equator Ranch because the Equator crossed...

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