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Renshaw Fanning's Quest

A Tale of the High Veldt

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Author: Bertram Mitford
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,932 / 221 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 722
Added to site: 2010.06.21
mnybks.net#: 28253
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure
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nfuriated lion. Or on treasure-seeking enterprise, when physical obstacles combined with failure of water and scarcity of provisions to render advance or retreat a work of almost superhuman difficulty, the post of hardship and privation was that which he unobtrusively assumed; and, indeed, there are men still living who, but for this, would long since have left their bones in the desert-- occupants of unknown graves. No, assuredly none who know him can ever mistake Renshaw Fanning for a muff.

Such is the man whom we see, solitary, depressed, and in breaking health, contemplating, on his desert farm, the approach of ruin--which ruin all efforts on his part are powerless to avert.

CHAPTER TWO.

A FRIEND IN NEED.

Down, down to the far horizon sinks the westering sun, the malignant fierceness of his blazing countenance abating somewhat, for he is within an hour of his rest. Yet the earth still gives forth its shimmering heat, and on every s

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