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IN SOUTH AFRICA

Temple, he joined a private class for the purpose of taking the London matriculation examination. He also began to live rigorously. Renting a single room, and investing in a stove, he was able to keep all his expenses within £4 a month. He cooked his own breakfast and supper, which, being simply porridge, required no great culinary skill. Dinner he took at a vegetarian restaurant, never exceeding one shilling, sometimes making it sixpence. The idea of the "English gentleman" was forgotten in the passion of the student. This life continued for about three years.