LACK OF CLEANLINESS IN THE VILLAGE
THERE were many who believed, because there were no women
in our midst, we should spare our labor in the way of keeping
cleanly, and before we had been in the new village a week,
the floors of many of the dwellings were littered with dirt
of various kinds, until that which should have been a home,
looked more like a place in which swine are kept.
 From the very first day we came ashore, good Master Hunt
went about urging that great effort be made to keep the
houses, and the paths around them, cleanly, saying that
unless we did so, there was like to be a sickness come
among us. With some his preaching did good, but by far
the greater number, and these chiefly to be found among
the self-called gentlemen, gave no heed.
It was as if these lazy ones delighted in filth. Again
and again have I seen one or another throw the scrapings
of the trencher bowls just outside the door of the tent or
hut, where those who came or went must of a necessity tread
upon them, and one need not struggle hard to realize what
soon was the condition of the village.
After a heavy shower many of the paths were covered ankle
deep with filth of all kinds, and when the sun shone warm
and bright, the stench was too horrible to be described by