Second view from the water tower, looking over the science classrooms to the sports field. The jungle crept up on us pretty constantly. It was constantly warm, and we had 120 inches of rain a year. All of the boarders had to work one afternoon a week doing maintenance, Monday through Thursday. On any given day, 30 to 50 of the 100 students on work detail would be cutting back the jungle. Most of them used a tool called a parang bancock, ("PAH-wrong BAN-cock") which was a twelve-inch blade mounted on a long wooden handle. It is a bit like the tools you sometimes see advertised on TV which allow you to chop weeds and practice your golf swing at the same time.