Book of Short Stories, By Fifth Grade Pupils

A Book Of Short Stories page 56

Natives of the Amazon Valley

Martha Meerboth

Few people have visited the natives of the Amazon Valley. They have dark, flashing eyes, thick, ruddy lips and dark complexions. These natives wear necklaces of monkey's teeth, bracelets and anklets from the seeds of plants. Their houses look like giant haystacks with the roofs thatched with palm leaves and dried grass. The food consists of monkey meat, parrots, turtle eggs, and manion bread. Isn't it queer that they sleep in hammocks for beds?

Martha Meerboth

School No. 69