If You Could See The
Difference Between One Negro And Another, You Would Be Quite
Convinced That Education (I.E. Circumstances) Makes The Race.
was hardly conceivable that the hideous, dirty, bandy-legged,
ragged creature, who looked down on the Bosjesman, and
made, smart fellow, with his fine eyes, jaunty red cap, and snow-
white shirt and trousers, alert as the best German Kellner, were of
the same blood; nothing but the colour was alike.
Then came a Dutchman, and asked for six penn'orth of 'brood en
kaas', and haggled for beer; and Englishmen, who bought chickens
and champagne without asking the price. One rich old boer got
three lunches, and then 'trekked' (made off) without paying at all.
Then came a Hottentot, stupidly drunk, with a fiddle, and was
beaten by a little red-haired Scotchman, and his fiddle smashed.
The Hottentot hit at his aggressor, who then declared he HAD BEEN a
policeman, and insisted on taking him into custody and to the
'Tronk' (prison) on his own authority, but was in turn sent flying
by a gigantic Irishman, who 'wouldn't see the poor baste abused'.
The Irishman was a farmer; I never saw such a Hercules - and beaming
with fun and good nature. He was very civil, and answered my
questions, and talked like an intelligent man; but when Captain D-
asked him with an air of some anxiety, if he was coming to the
hotel, he replied, 'No, sir, no; I wouldn't be guilty of such a
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