LOCUSTS GOOD TO EAT. After the First One You Do Not Pity John the Baptht. All native African races eat locusts; with many it takes, and has to take, the place of the British workman's beef and mutton. In a good many villages vil-lages sun-dried locusts are an artiela of commerce. The Soudanese are particularly par-ticularly fond of them. Before they are eatea they ar toasted; the wings and legs having first been torn off the long, soft body and the crisp head form the delicacy. , I determined not to let my European prejudices influence me, but to give the dish of grilled locusts a fair trial. I thought how, nearly 1903 years ago; John the Baptist had enjoyed them plus wild honey. The one I was eating was rather nice. I agreed with my Arab servant that, should the meat supply fall short, a dish of locusts would be a verv en- joyable substitute. By the time I was eating the second locust, it seemed to me absurd why one should have a sort of lurking pity for John the Baptist's daily menu, unless un-less it be for its monotony; and I fell convinced that I should get tired 6 honey sooner than I should of locusts. Current Literature.