A Burgher Quixote

A Burgher Quixote

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...would not go away; and soon the trip of my horse's feet began to say, " Go to Charlotte, go to Charlotte," just as they used to say, " Come ye out from among them." Was it not strange, and part of the wondrous plan of which I have often spoken, that when the Kafir's time came to leave me he should say, "The road is now plain and easy to the laager; but if the baas loses it, the place of Baas Andries is over there, and he can go to it, and the missie will tell him the wa." Iyhad not planned to go to Andries' place, for it was quite an hour off my road; but after this wondrous thing I could not but go. Besides, I did not yet feel strong enough to face my Burghers, and the story I was to tell them was not so smooth as stories should be to have truth written over them, and I feared the searching questions that Paul was certain to put. So, quite carelessly, as if it were a matter of no importance, I asked the Kafir--" How do you know the missie is there? " "I know, baas, because when I come back from taking her there she bid me tell the baas she would wait till he came." "All right," said I, "I am not going there. You may go," and he left. When he was well out of sight, behind the corner of the mountain, I turned my horse in the direction of Andries' place. Even the animal's body kept tune with the words that came from his hoofs, for he cantered without my spurring him, and I found myself shaking hands with Charlotte long before I expected. She was on the stoep when I rode up, sitting in a deck-chair reading letters, and dressed in a pretty white frock, just like the English girls you see at Maritzburg playing tennis. She had light...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745906
  • 9781236745903