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The Yellow God

An Idol of Africa

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,410 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,852
mnybks.net#: 3141
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure

"All Mr. Haggard's old and tried materials are here: the previously unexplored region of Africa, the magnificent savage inhabitants, the beautiful immortal who falls in love with the manly British hero, and in addition an excellent plot."--The Bookman.

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ask seemed to fall from him. His face broke up like ice beneath a thaw. He rose from his table and began to walk up and down the room. He talked to himself aloud.

"Great Heavens!" he muttered, "what a game to have played, and it will go through. I believe that it will go through."

He stopped at the table, switched on an electric light and made a rapid calculation on the back of a letter with a blue pencil.

"Yes," he said, "that's my share, a million and seventeen thousand pounds in cash, and two million in ordinary shares which can be worked off at a discount--let us say another seven hundred and fifty thousand, plus what I have got already--put that at only two hundred and fifty thousand net. Two millions in all, which of course may or may not be added to, probably not, unless the ordinaries boom, for I don't mean to speculate any more. That's the end of twenty years' work, Robert Aylward. And to think of it, eighteen months ago, although I seemed so rich, I was on the verge of bankruptc

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2012.08.12
Graham
*****

1st class African adventure. I recomend it to adventure lovers.


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