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The Ruined Cities of Zululand

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Published: 1869
Language: English
Wordcount: 112,884 / 324 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 631
Added to site: 2010.06.21
mnybks.net#: 28262
Origin: gutenberg.org
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anger the brute glanced round, as though not understanding the reason of the check. The starlight streamed over his painted hide, and the simultaneous reports of the two rifles rang out on the air. Hard hit, the tiger turned, dashed at the wall, clearing it once more, but as he did so received the contents of the two remaining barrels of the rifles, disappearing with a howl of pain and rage.

Harris, worn out by heat he was little accustomed to, had dropped into that dead sleep which invariably overpowers Europeans not broken to an Indian climate. Awoke suddenly by the growl of the tiger, closely followed by the reports of the rifles, it took him some seconds to realise the situation. Even then his faculties seemed confused, for, seizing his rifle, he dashed, without speaking a word, through the gate, in the low compound wall, followed by the loud laughter of his comrades.

"Hallo! stop, you sleepy hunter of tigers!" shouted Curtis, as soon as he could speak for laughter. A fierce growl from the o

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