Once more Paton shows what one man can do if he is willing to learn and to act on the basis of what he has learned. Mr. Jarvis, rather than giving in to hatred and a desire for revenge after the murder of his son, was brought by his own innate goodness and the prodding of his son's words to rethink all his old opinions about his country and himself — or perhaps to think about these things for the first time in his life. Now his thoughts have begun to bear fruit, for earlier he gave money to the African Boys' Club, and now he provides milk for the village's children.His grandson, too, has begun to learn and to understand the Africans, both their language and their problems. With the example of his grandfather and the deeds of his father, it seems likely that he will grow up with a new set of principles; what Arthur Jarvis started is beginning to show results.
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