While I was engaged in studying the conditions in Fiji, my attention was constantly drawn to the influence of the tropical climate and its enervating effects upon the Europeans who had made their home in Suva. The children were clearly unable to face the heat in the same way as Indian and Fijian children, and a lassitude came over the adults who stayed there without a change. On the other hand, the Fijian and Indian children evidently enjoyed the climate and found all their energy brought out by it.