Maiwa's Revenge

Maiwa's Revenge
The War of the Little Hand

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Maiwa's Revenge by H. Rider Haggard

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Maiwa's Revenge
The War of the Little Hand

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Anyone who is smitten with Mr. Haggard's genius will find ample value in this reprint of his famous story. To be able to obtain "Maiwa's Reveng " for the ridiculous price of one shilling of the realm sterling is indeed something to be aware of. Here is the redoubtable Allan Quatermain's narrative, as recited before Sir H. Curtis and Capt. Good.

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the dying day, for I wanted to see if he would "wipe my eye." I knew him to be a wonderful shot, but I thought that cock would puzzle him.

I saw him raise his gun ever so little and bend forward, and at that moment out flashed two woodcocks into the open, the one I had missed to his right, and the other to his left.

At the same time a fresh shout arose of, "Woodcock over," and looking down the spinney I saw a third bird high up in the air, being blown along like a brown and whirling leaf straight over Quatermain's head. And then followed the prettiest little bit of shooting that I ever saw. The bird to the right was flying low, not ten yards from the line of a hedgerow, and Quatermain took him first because he would become invisible the soonest of any. Indeed, nobody who had not his hawk's eyes could have seen to shoot at all. But he saw the bird well enough to kill it dead as a stone. Then turning sharply, he pulled on the second bird at about forty-five yards, and over he went. By this time t

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Another wonderfull adventure, brilliantly told by H. Rider Haggard.
Thank you manybooks.

Regards.......Graham
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