Albert Schweizer was already world famous when he was first persuaded to share with the public these candid reminiscences of early days at Lanbarene, Gabon, Africa. The multitude of brief entries in the book captures the flavour of Shweitzer's mission in vignettes and musings on the land.
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TALES OF OLDEN DAYS
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WHITE PEOPLE
TABOOS AND MAGIC
HOSPITAL STORIES AND SCENES
OYEMBO THE FOREST SCHOOLMASTER
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