National Geographic : 1935 Jun
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Lorette U. Chapter COUNTRY BOYS TAKE THEIR CHICKENS FOR A RIDE Each donkey carries two wicker cages, in which live fowls enjoy ample light and air-a safe, sanitary coop, convenient for both poultry and peddler. the rock, tells you that here has been high burial: "This Power that wrought on us and goes Back to the Power again. . . . Ah, power! Far better than any cathe dral aisle does this "View of the World," Rhodes' self-chosen burial place, suit with the rugged power of the man. The gnarled pinnacles are his cathedral's spires, the richly hued bowlders his stained-glass win dows (see pages 754-5). Standing there, you reinvoke the scene of 1902-a five-mile procession winding thither, the Dead March from "Saul" resounding among the forlorn hills. That night his native "children" slew fifteen oxen as a sacrifice for their "Great Chief" who had gone. And thereafter the world learned that his vast wealth had been left to public ends, and, as witness the Rhodes Scholarships, "to encourage an apprecia tion of the advantages which . . . will result from the union of the English-speak ing people." Once, when Rhodes was a boy, he asked a gray-haired man why he should thus be busied planting oaks, since he would never live to see them full grown. Unforgettably for Rhodes, the veteran replied that he had the vision to see others sitting under the trees' shade when he himself had gone. And well may Rhodesia be likened to an English oak, springing by like vision from the dust now resting under the slab in the Matopo Hills. Notice of change of address of your NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE should be received in the offices of the National Geographic Society by the first of the month to affect the following month's issue. For instance, if you desire the address changed for your August number, The Society should be notified of your new address not later than July first.