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In a Promised Land (Volume 3); A Novel (Paperback) Loot Price: R286
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In a Promised Land (Volume 3); A Novel (Paperback): M A Bengough
In a Promised Land (Volume 3); A Novel (Paperback): M A Bengough

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In a Promised Land (Volume 3); A Novel (Paperback)

M A Bengough

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXI. In certain quarters the news of Mr. Solomon's arrest fell like a thunderbolt from a clear sky--so far as the sky of the I.D.B. can ever be said to be clear, which is, perhaps, not saying much. Still all things go by comparison, and it was some considerable time, now, since anything so sensational in the way of a capture had been effected; natives, a Malay or two, and even the smaller fry among whites, did not count. There was much searching of heart among far larger operators than these; many faces grew longer than they would have cared to have seen, behind the pages of the Diamond 158 ] Fields Advertiser that morning, and the eulogium on Wronsky's skill was endorsed with much emphasis that was not bene dictory. Of them all no face, perhaps, looked blanker than Christian Dreyer's. Dreyer, hardened as a rule by long and successful practice into the cheerful indifference which he had foretold for Runciman, was yet subject to occasional panics; and this catastrophe was all that was wanted to confirm him in his resolution of over-night. As early as he could do so without exciting suspicion he went over to Jesse Runciman, The way in which the young man took the warning--which had lost nothing by the hours during which Dreyer's fears had been growing--awakened in the canteen-keeper a dim suspicion that Westoby might have had some reason for his prohibition; that policy might have had more, and mere temper less, to do with it than he had supposed. He came away with a most discomforting doubt as to whether he had materially improved the situation; whether a loss of nerve so complete might not be more dangerous than even the possibilities of ignorance. As for Jesse Runciman, thus suddenly placed between the devil and the deep sea, he passed a few days in the agony of indecisi...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: M A Bengough
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-86913-3
Barcode: 9781153869133
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-153-86913-6

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