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A Tale of the Great Trek

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 107,285 / 287 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,990 3135
Genre: Romance

The story of a Dutch girl raised among the Kaffirs, who dreams of a brother -- and soon finds herself face-to-face with a shipwrecked young boy!

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lways be made for the susceptibilities of a race that finds its individuality and national life sinking slowly, but without hope of resurrection, beneath an invading flood of Anglo- Saxons.

But these are issues of to-day with which this story has little to do.

Without further explanation, then, I hope that you will accept these pages in memory of past time and friendship, and more especially of the providential events connected with a night-long ride which once we took on duty together among the "schanzes" and across the moon-lit paths of Secocoeni's mountain.

Believe me, my dear Clarke, Your sincere friend, H. Rider Haggard.

To Lieut.-Colonel Sir Marshal Clarke, R.A., K.C.M.G.




It is a strange thing that I, an old Boer /vrouw/, should even think of beginning to write a book when there are such numbers already in the world, most of them worthless, and many of the rest a scan

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

An amazing African adventure that has everything.I can\'t help thinking that H. Rider Haggard must have had a great influence on the work of Wilbur Smith. Thank you manybooks.



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