Cicatrisation is caused by cutting the flesh in innumerable places and
putting stitches into the wounds. The scars are sometimes worked into
elaborate designs, but are no impediment to dextrous manipulation of the
massive, long-bladed, two-edged thrusting-spear used by Cameroon natives
Mirrors are adjuncts of civilization that make irresistible appeal
to uncivilized races — to the men no less than to the women.
These Masai ladies, though black, yet very comely, have good reason to
be satisfied with what the mirror reveals to their smiling eyes