Charge!

A Story of Briton and Boer

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Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 115,818 / 328 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 732
Added to site: 2007.05.05
mnybks.net#: 16788
Origin: gutenberg.org

The earliest European settlers in South Africa were mostly Dutch. They were known as Boers, the Dutch word for farmer. They were doing well, and even though the British had come to rule the country, their comfortable and profitable existence was all that most of them wanted. However, an Irishman of the name of Moriarty thought otherwise, and urged them to rebel against the British, simply because there is a class of Irish people that enjoy fights, and the English are their nearest neighbours, and Ireland was part of Great Britain.

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do it well, as his strength became tempered with education. In fact, it grew to be a favourite saying with my father, "I don't know what we should have done without Joeboy."

One of the first persons I saw that morning, when I trotted towards the house after being called by my brother, was the great black hurrying out to meet us; and as we got closer it was to see his face puckered up and his eyes flashing, as he said to me hoarsely:

"Won't go, Boss Val; won't go. You tell the Boss I've run up into the hills. Won't go."

"Here, what do you mean?" I said.

"Boss Boers come to fetch up go and fight. Won't go."

"Nonsense," I said. "I dare say they've only come to buy bullocks."

"No," said the black, shaking his head fiercely. "Come to fetch Joeboy."

"Here, don't run away."

"On'y go up in kopje," he said. "Hide dar."

He rushed away, and I was sure I knew where he would hide himself. Then I walked on with my brother, to find my father and Aunt Jenny by th

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