You guys talk about spending overnights, hanging from a hammock sling, half way up some cliff on the other side of the world!
As we hastened through the long grass toward the hammock, the grasshoppers swarmed about us and fastened themselves on our clothes, and I remember that my teacher insisted upon picking them all off before we sat down, which seemed to me an unnecessary waste of time.
The hammock was covered with pine needles, for it had not been used while my teacher was away.
We sat in the hammock; but there was no rest for the weary there.
Prison labour has found an outlet, therefore, in such work as service blanket making, hammock making, mail-bag making, the manufacture of cartridge cases, flags, chopping firewood for barracks and so on, having been diverted almost entirely from mat-making, once an exclusive prison trade originally invented indeed by prison task-masters.