The Saturday Evening Post Volume 185, No. 3

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 185, No. 3

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...Ev'ything's afire!" "The gin!" Lyttleton shouted back as he ran. The Colonel and MacDonald followed him across the open space toward that unpainted corrugated-iron building. MacDonald had gained Lyttleton's side; Zack and the Colonel ran behind. " Harak! Harak! " shrieked the Arab watchman to Mahomet Mansour. The Colonel did not understand Arabic and did not know why the British turned and looked straight at Zack. "Harak" in Arabic means "He burned." Zack darted ahead, puffing and excited. "Gin's done gone; whole entire inside's in a light blaze!" Shillooks came tumbling out of their tukuls jabbering and screaming. Some trembled at what their king might do; others exulted when the whites were not looking. The gin being isolated, there was no danger to other buildings. "We can put it out!" panted the Colonel; and men were sent instantly running to the river. Zack grabbed the first bucket. "Here, Side! Take dis un an' run!" "Well," remarked the Colonel, as he stopped for breath and wiped the sweat and ashes from his face, " that's about the only ginhouse I ever knew to be saved!" Like a Trappcd Hyena Jald Jprang to the Outer Door "But the machinery is ruined." Lyttleton swore in every language that he knew, and he knew many. " She'll be running again in a week." "No. We'll have to order the new parts from Alexandria. That'll take three months, or three years--Egypt is damnably slow!" "Den us kin go home--can't us, Cunnel?" Said was not close enough to hear an answer from the American Efl'endi, but he saw the quick glance that passed between the Ingleezi. Bimbashi Lyttleton...show more

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  • Paperback | 638 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916204
  • 9781236916204