The Triumph of Hilary Blachland Bertram Mitford

ISBN: 9781495279690

Published: January 25th 2014

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120 pages


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The Triumph of Hilary Blachland  by  Bertram Mitford

The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
January 25th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 120 pages | ISBN: 9781495279690 | 4.52 Mb

There! That is Umzilikazis grave, said Christian Sybrandt, pointing out a towering pile of rocks some little way off, across the valley. Is it? Lets go and have a look at it then, was the prompt reply. But immediately upon having made it, theMoreThere! That is Umzilikazis grave, said Christian Sybrandt, pointing out a towering pile of rocks some little way off, across the valley.

Is it? Lets go and have a look at it then, was the prompt reply. But immediately upon having made it, the second speaker knew that he had spoken like a fool, for the first gave a short laugh. Go over and have a look at it? he echoed. Why wed all be cut to bits before we got within half a mile. Its holy ground, man- guarded, picketed by armed majara, rigidly watched, day and night. You couldnt get near it, no, not at any price. Well, Ive a great notion to try, persisted the other, to the imaginative side of whose temperament the place of sepulture of that remarkable savage, the remorseless, all-destroying war-leader, the founder and consolidator of a martial nation, irresistibly appealed, no less than the mystery and peril enshrouding the undertaking did to the adventurous side.

No white man has ever seen it close, I think you said, Sybrandt? Thats so. And you wont constitute the exception, Blachland. Youll never get there- and, if you did, youd never get away. Yet it would be interesting to constitute that exception, persisted the other.

I like doing things that nobody else has done. Well, even if you escaped the five hundred to one chances against you, you wouldnt have the satisfaction of talking about it-not as long as you are in this country, at all events- for let even so much as a whisper get about that you had done such a thing, and your life wouldnt be worth a weeks purchase.



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