This Chapter serves as an introduction and sets the scene
providing a description of the countryside surrounding the village of Ndotsheni.
Its locality is on the eastern side of South Africa approximately 40 miles inland from the Indian Ocean, occupying
a position equidistant from the coast and the country of Basutoland.
This is the home of the main character of the story, the Reverend Stephen Kumalo, and we learn of his rustic background and
his belief in