Crossword Story: “The Island, The Volcano & The Missionaries” Part 8 of 10

The Russell, Father Ted was the rudest missionary and was also a serious threat to his rule. Ted seemed to undermine Russ’s authority at every turn. Russell even had the urge to pummel Rev. Ted, but Sou was traditionally hospitable to guests; even arrogant ones.

Leaves rustled at the moment of the eruption and now they did so again. The villagers all crouched in fear. This seemingly insignificant event had little or no importance for Anglos, but in the Sou religion and mythology (or superstition as the missionaries called it) something as simple as rustling leaves could have a profound effect on a whole village community… (to be cont’d)

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