Extracts from my book on Amazon, titled Amazonian Missionary
“If they were the first white men in the area, it was rather scary. What kind of reception would they receive when they reached the first village on the riverbank?
‘It’s good Joao and Warinao are so skilled at navigating these canoes. It wouldn’t do to bump into one of those logs’, said Edwin.
‘Especially as some of those logs are crocodiles’, said Harold.
Edwin turned pale uner his recently acquired South American tan.”
Another extract –
“Harold found it difficult to explain the gospel; their cutlute was so different.
‘Big Chief, we were sent by the Great Spirit with a message for you’
‘Do you know the Great Spirit’? he was asked.
‘Yes, we’re His messengers.’
‘What does he look like?’
‘We don’t know because He is a spirit. You believe in spirits, but you don’t know what they look like.
It was an uphill task.
“The native returned from battle.
‘We won the fight. Our enemies have been beaten and we captured two of them’.
‘Where are they now?’
‘Oh, we ate them.’
Read more on Amazon, ‘Amazonian Missionary’, the life of Harold Wildish by Carol Purves.
Carol, the missionary writer.