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[Scribner's] Stories by English Authors in Africa

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Author: Various Authors
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,299 / 136 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.6
LoC Category: PR
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The Mystery of Sasassa Valley, A. Conan Doyle
Long Odds, H. Rider Haggard
King Bemba's Point, J. Landers
Ghamba, W. C. Scully
Mary Musgrave, Anonymous
Gregorio, Percy Hemingway

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roughish now, sir; but I was entered at the Middle Temple once, and studied for the bar. Tom--worse luck!--was one of my fellow- students; and a wildish time we had of it, until at last our finances ran short, and we were compelled to give up our so-called studies, and look about for some part of the world where two young fellows with strong arms and sound constitutions might make their mark. In those days the tide of emigration had scarcely begun to set in toward Africa, and so we thought our best chance would be down at Cape Colony. Well,--to make a long story short,--we set sail, and were deposited in Cape Town with less than five pounds in our pockets; and there we parted. We each tried our hands at many things, and had ups and downs; but when, at the end of three years, chance led each of us up-country and we met again, we were, I regret to say, in almost as bad a plight as when we started.

Well, this was not much of a commencement; and very disheartened we were, so disheartened that Tom spoke of going back to England and getting a clerkship. For you see we didn't know that we had played out all our small cards, and that the trumps were going to turn up. No; we thought our "hands" were bad all th



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