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The Siege of Kimberley

Its Humorous and Social Side

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Author: T. Phelan
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,986 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 453
Added to site: 2004.11.16 9393

Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902).

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the impression that they purposed attacking the city. It was merely display; the wily Boer did not yet mean business. He eventually betook himself to coffee as a more profitable way of spending the afternoon. Late in the evening the Town Guard entertained some similar ideas with respect to tea, and were permitted to go home and drink it there.

Next morning, the armoured train was out early; but the Boers discreetly connived at its effrontery--having, doubtless, still in their minds unpleasant recollections of its volley-firing. At Modder river, twenty miles away, the enemy, it was said, were making prisoners of inoffensive persons, and blowing up the bridge. Bridges seem to have been their pet aversions everywhere. At Slipklip one was blown sky-high; and artistic skill was displayed in the picturesque wreck that was made of Windsorton Road Station.

The town, preparing for anything that might happen, presented a scene of bustle and confusion. What with strengthening and extending the defence wor



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