A Veldt Official

A Novel of Circumstance

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Author: Bertram Mitford
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,686 / 277 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 553
Added to site: 2010.06.21
mnybks.net#: 28255
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Adventure
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th characteristic philosophy, smokes steadily and uncomplainingly; an example Roden Musgrave would fain follow, but that he finds his fair companion in adversity literally such a handful, that he cannot even get at his pipe, let alone fill and light it: the fact being that he is obliged to devote all his energies to holding the latter on her perch, for so exhausted is the poor thing with fatigue and discomfort that, were it not for his support, her insecure place would promptly know her no more.

Another rise is topped, and now the river-bed lies before and beneath them; and in truth the spectacle is enough to make the heart of the timid or inexperienced traveller feel somewhat small. The stream is indeed rolling yards high--a red, turbid flood coursing along some fifty feet below, in the bottom of its bed--rearing its mighty masses up in great hissing, crashing waves, rolling over tree-trunks and all kinds of driftwood, with here and there a drowned bullock, whose branching horns and ghastly staring ey

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