Raiders and Rebels in South Africa

Raiders and Rebels in South Africa

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...good-tempered," she said, with Irish nah/cte, when we first met. "I hope I shall find you good-tempered," said I, with British bluntness. We laughed heartily, and the matter seemed settled at once. There arose, however, one little matter which needed much adjustment. When preparing our waggon for the night's rest, we decided to use two or three of our blankets to pad the somewhat aggressive mattress. We left as a final warm covering over us my large skin karross. It was of dyker, inlaid at the four corners with tiger cats. Exactly in the centre was a jackal skin. Now, my companion being much taller than I, we both agreed that it would be much better for her to retire first, and get comfortably settled before I climbed up. The first two nights I found my centre jackal resting lovingly on my c0mpanion's shoulders, while mine were left to the society of a fearful draft from wind blowing through the imperfect sides of the waggon. I then declared that the jackal must not only judge between us, but that he must rigidly adhere to a central position in the waggon. We had many a laugh as we woke in the morning looking to see if the animal had travelled east or west as we slept. Sometimes the first to wake would be discovered stealthily covering her neighbour with a double share of rug. A nightly consultation was held to discuss the question, "What shall we have for supper?" Curry and rice was the foundation, served sometimes with sardines, prawns, or potted meat, for of course we had only tinned provisions, since as yet no game had been shot. Our pim dc rcents"sistanc1.' had a basis of curry and rice mingled with tinned rabbit, peas, beans, and potatoes, au naturel. Thus, with a relish of Indiashow more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829425
  • 9781236829429