Education: Alphabet for Amueshas

Among the Amuesha Indians, who live near the jungle-bound foothills of the Peruvian Andes, a respected teacher does not get a tribute of apples; she gets worms. Brown-haired, 33-year-old Martha Duff, a Baptist missionary, linguist vacationing at her home in Oral, Tenn. after five years of teaching the Amueshas, recalls: "We were sitting around a fire when several little boys came in. They had found some big fat worms and were about to get into a fight over them. Their mother took over; the worms were put on sticks and left long enough over a fire to get warm, not too...

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