MADAGASCAR: Aepyornis Island

The soft-eyed, soft-voiced people of Madagascar speak a liquid language in which there is no word for time. Under French administration, however, most of the Malagasy (as ethnologists call them) have had a few years' schooling. Some have even taken posts in the Colonial Government and learned the European world view. They know what time is. and how fast it can run. Last week they wondered how Madagascar fitted into the Axis time scheme.

Fourth largest of the world's islands, Madagascar is 241,094 square miles in area. It lies only 240 miles off the southeastern coast of Africa, athwart the...

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