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Benita: an African romance


Benita: an African romance

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    Henry Rider Haggard (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...and--horses can't be overtaken by a man on foot.' 'He will say that we have deserted him, and that will be true.' 'You can leave a letter with the Molimo explaining that it was my fault, that I was getting ill and thought that I should die, and that you knew it would not be fair to ask him to come, and so to lose the treasure, to every halfpenny of which he is welcome when it is found. Oh! father, don't hesitate any longer: say that you will take me away from Mr. Meyer.' 'So be it then,' answered Mr. Clifford, and as he spoke, hearing a sound, they looked up and saw Jacob approaching them. Luckily he was so occupied with his own thoughts that he never noted the guilty air upon their faces, and they had time to compose themselves a little. But even thus his suspicions were aroused. 'What are you talking of so earnestly?' he asked. 'We were wondering how you were getting on with the Makalanga,' answered Benita, fibbing boldly, 'and whether you would persuade them to face the ghosts. Did you?' 'Not I,' he answered with a scowl. 'Those ghosts are our worst enemies in this place: the cowards swore that they would rather die. I should have liked to take some of them at their word and make ghosts of them: but I remembered the situation and didn't. Don't be afraid, Miss Clifford, I never even lost my temper, outwardly at any rate. Well, there it is: if they won't help us, we must work the harder. I've got a new plan, and we'll begin on it to-morrow.' 'Not to-morrow, Mr. Meyer,' replied Benita with a smile. 'It is Sunday, and we rest on Sunday, you know.' 'Oh! I forgot. The Makalanga with their ghosts and you with your Sunday--really I do not know which is the worse. Well, then, I must do my own share and yours too, I suppose,' and he turned away with a...
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  • PDF | 80 pages
  • Henry Rider Haggard (Author)
  • (10 July 2012)
  • English
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  • Science Fiction Fantasy
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