The year was 1914. The Honorable Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron of Abinger in the County of Surrey, British Soldier, explorer of Africa, able colonial administrator whose present duty was to hold fort for His Majesty King George V, in the part of Africa known as the British Protectorate on the Niger River, sat at his desk in a most gloomy mood. He pulled his long curvy mustache, adjusted the collars of his well-starched and ironed jacket as he affectionately fingered the button of his medal honor. Where was he going to start? This assignment was so completely new to him. In fact it was out rightly difficult, if not impossible. Lord Lugard pondered on these thoughts as sweat drizzled on his forehead.