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Sport in Many Lands Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R383
Discovery Miles 3 830
Sport in Many Lands Volume 2 (Paperback): "Hal"

Sport in Many Lands Volume 2 (Paperback)


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Loot Price R383 Discovery Miles 3 830

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 Excerpt: ... come off second best. Van Jansen and his people would not hear of our proceeding to the Zambesi until we had first seen their home, enjoyed their hospitality, and been presented in due form to the Landroost, or head magistrate of the district, who appeared to exercise the functions of civil governor; so we continued our way together. Vol. ir. L CHAPTER X. BEMINISCENCES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA. NoTOANis, the head-quarters of my friends the Van Jansens, is a small hamlet, consisting of seven or eight comfortable onestoried farmhouses, two or three smaller domiciles, and numerous cattle-kraals and outbuildings, built on an elevated ridge overlooking the Nylstroom river, and surrounded with fields of maize and corn; whilst in the background rise the Kangslip mountains, with their blue valleys and lofty granite peaks, which, in the early morning, when wreathed with grey mists, put one in mind of the wilder parts of Scotland. Here, surrounded by their numerous flocks and herds, close upon a dozen Dutch families lived a thoroughly patriarchal kind of life; varying the monotony of farming by frequent hunting expeditions, for the surrounding countiy was alive with game. Two kinds of bustards--corans and paaw--guinea-fowls, four varieties of partridges, quail, and ortolans were plentiful all about the cultivated lands; whilst in the veldt, or open plain on the other side of the river, herds of different kinds of antelope were constantly to be found. Besides being a hunter's naiadise, nowhere in South Africa have I seen such evidence of luxuriant fertility; fine trees of graceful foliage overshadowed the houses, and bananas, figs, apricots, peaches, pomegranates, and several native fruits flourished in the gardens, whilst the vineyards looked in admirable condition. The w...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: "Hal"
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-95542-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-95542-2
Barcode: 9781150955426

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