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Through South Africa

His Visit to Rhodesia, the Transvaal, Cape Colony, Natal

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Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 35,109 / 109 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.8
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 747
Added to site: 2010.06.21 28257
Genre: Travel

sh statesman had asked such a question, it must have been with the view of knowing--if diplomacy failed--what result would follow the final attempt to induce Kruger to listen to reason. From the shock this declaration from such a prominent Uitlander gave me and a colleague of mine, we understood what the feelings of the statesman referred to must have been, and we had no option left than to suppose the Uitlanders, despite all their clamour and affected indignation against the Transvaal Government, would prefer the Colonial Office to continue writing despatches than to take coercive measures. It must be an immense relief to Englishmen all over the country, as well as it was to me, to know that we were not expected to be at the trouble and cost of sending troops, and we may all feel sure that as despatch-writing is considered to be so efficacious, the Colonial Office will not begrudge the labour nor spare expense in stationery.

At any rate, seeing that the Uitlanders have told us frankly what to expect i



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