The idea of using the mirror and not monopolizing the talking role helped.
The plantations (perken) were originally held by the conquerors of the natives, the government monopolizing the produce at a fixed rate; but in 1873 the government monopoly was abolished.
In Natal these coolies had been allowed to remain after the completion of their indentures, and had succeeded in practically monopolizing the petty trade of the country.
You may wonder how such a tiny being can require so much attention, but infants have a way of monopolizing their parents' time.
Making demands or monopolizing an operator's attention can slow recovery efforts, and riders need to be patient as operators work to resume normal procedures.