Our force of fourteen members undertook a weekend expedition to foreign parts, seeking suitable natives for missionary purposes. Very tall Netherlanders were encountered, but did not prove too hostile, even as they gazed down upon us. Very small persons were also encountered, in very large quantities, but were tamed without too much trouble. They cherished a love of a small weapon held at arm’s length on the end of a stick, and appeared to gain much amusement from looking at these objects … presumably some quaint oriental fetish? Reuters report that these persons are being found in ever growing numbers all across the Continent, and were also encountered on the ferry returning to England.