In the Land of Cecil Rhodes

In the Land of Cecil Rhodes

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... and, not long after, that he was a white man. We now acted for some time the part that Robinson Crusoe and Friday went through when they saw each other. Then my friend would move very quickly and stop with a suspicious look; and then I again would do the same. At last I stood still, and my farmer friend walked up to me and said--" Good-day. Who are you? " "Good-day," I replied. " You can't be a smous (pedlar), for your wagon is too small; nor a transport rider, for you have too good a jacket on; pray, who may you be?" " I am seeking souls that are lost---to bring them the blessed tidings of salvation." " Oh, you are our Predikant! " (minister). He reverently took off his hat' (old man as he was), took my hand, and burst into tears. "We have been expecting you, and my friend Potgieter and I have already been making plans to fetch you at Victoria. Very welcome; sir. " Then what is your name, old father?" I rejoined. " My name is De Kleuk." " And where does Mr. Potgieter live? " " Not far from here, sir. I will bring you into the road that leads straight to his farm. There is my farm." He gave me his glass, and there I saw the building made of grass and clay, and a corrugated iron roof Not long after, under the piloting of our venerable farmer-friend, we were on the way to Hartebeestlaagte, the farm we wanted. We crossed the Umyati, where we had fresh water again, at about 5 P.M., and just as the sun was setting we came to the farmyard, where we were received with great heartiness and kindness. That evening I had an attack of ague; but a plentiful supply of warm tea, blankets, and quotations from Psalm xci. brought me to...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864085
  • 9781236864086