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Forging the Blades

A Tale of the Zulu Rebellion

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Author: Bertram Mitford
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 73,982 / 218 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 968
Added to site: 2010.05.29
mnybks.net#: 27952
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure
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forest seemed more fever-breathing than ever, and the sky had darkened. A boom of thunder came rolling through the stillness, not so distant either, then a gleam and then another sullen roll. He started. This was no joke. He was in for a sudden storm, and among all these tall tree-trunks too. If only he could reach some native kraal.

But, then, he had heard that the natives were restless, and that it was not altogether safe for one man alone to go among many. He was well armed, certainly, but what is one among many? He had sufficient food for one meal, and a flask. By way of putting a more cheerful light on the situation he took a pull at the latter.

"A beastly place to camp in," he said to himself, looking around. "Faugh! It simply reeks of fever. If only one could find somewhere more open."

Now the lightning began to gleam vividly down through the tree-tops, and the thunder crashed in short, angry barks; but no rain had fallen as yet. It was one of those most dangerous storms of all--a

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