Jock of the Bushveld
'Hunting stories, like traveller's tales, are proverbially dangerous to reputations, however literally true they may be ...' So wrote J Percy FitzPatrick of his perennial best-seller, never out of print in the century since its first publication. Here is the story of the 'Boy' who went to seek his fortune and of his bull-terrier, the plucky runt of the litter; of Marokela, the champion Zulu haulier; of Jantje, the Bushman with all his lore; and of pioneer types from previous goldrushes in California and Australia. A tribute to the life of the 1880s in the outposts of the agrarian Transvaal, this complete edition includes for the first time the author's 'Postscript' and 'The Creed of Jock'.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Percy Fitzpatrick
Sir James Percy FitzPatrick (1862-1931) was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. Born to Irish parents in King William's Town, FitzPatrick's father served as a Supreme Court judge in the Cape Colony. Following the death of his father, FitzPatrick travelled to the Eastern Transvaal, where he worked as a journalist to support his mother and sister. These experiences would later form the basis of the bedtime stories he told his children - and the source material for Jock of the Bushveld, which, since its publication in 1907, has decidedly become a classic among animal stories.