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"Then they all solemnly sat down before the steaming bowl and extracted small portions of the flavourless porridge with their cups, treating each mouthful with detailed consideration, like coffee-tasters."
From a description of Congolese drilling crew workers at their lunch break in Geita, Tanganyika. In the British agricultural journal The Countryman, Autumn 1955 issue, p. 122.
June 7, 2010