The residents consider themselves upstanding citizens, although they are highly parochial in their worldview; for example, they refuse to socialize with the neighborhood's one Jewish family or with a working mother of a disabled child who rents a home on the street.
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Life Among the Savages Raising Demons Hidden categories: Pages using citations with accessdate and no URL. The wild coast is Xhosa territory, birthplace of Nelson Mandela and an area steeped in history and stories. The impressive Hole in the Wall has a giant opening carved through its centre by the relentless pounding of the waves.
According to Xhosa folklore, however, the Hole in the Wall is the gateway to their ancestors.
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They claim that the Mpako River running through the Hole in the Wall once formed a landlocked lagoon as its access to the sea was blocked of by a cliff. Legend tells the story of a beautiful girl who lived near the lagoon. She would sit on the edge of the cliff and stare out to the sea.
Unlike her people who were land people and feared the sea, she was attracted to its power and the way in which each wave was different. And so, one night, she went beyond the cliff to the shore of the sea. Out of the waves came one of the sea people.
He was as tall as she was, with silky flowing hair like the waves. He had supple wrists and ankles and flipper-like hands and feet.
He said he had watched her often and admired her, and now he had come because he wanted her to be his wife. Her sea lover said she must wait until high tide to see how he would prove his love for her.
This she did, with the suspicious villagers following her.