By H. Rider Haggard
In King Solomon's Mines, Haggard introduces the reader to Allan Quatermain, now some of the most well-known literary event characters. moment within the sequence, this booklet, Allan Quatermain, keeps the tale of this bold guy and chronicles in first individual (and via correspondence from a few of his fictitious partners) his adventures in Africa. regarded as one of many fictional characters upon which one other such individual, Indiana Jones, relies, Quatermain is however a humble guy. by way of his personal definition, he's an ". . . 'Adventurer' -- he that is going out to satisfy no matter what might come. good, that's what all of us do on this planet a method or one other . . ."
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We all stood and stared at each other aghast. What was to be done? ' The door was unlocked, and in sped a terrified man. He was one of the spies who had been sent out. 'My father,' he cried, 'the Masai are on us! A great body of them have passed round the hill and are moving towards the old stone kraal down by the little stream. My father, make strong thy heart! In the midst of them I saw the white ass, and on it sat the Water-lily [Flossie]. An Elmoran [young warrior] led the ass, and by its side walked the nurse weeping.
I hid aboard a vessel. The vessel put to sea. The captain found me and beat me. He took an opportunity. He posted a letter from a foreign port to the police. He did not put me ashore because I cooked so well. I cooked for him all the way to Zanzibar. When I asked for payment he kicked me. The blood of my heroic grandfather boiled within me, and I shook my fist in his face and vowed to have my revenge. He kicked me again. At Zanzibar there was a telegram. I cursed the man who invented telegraphs.
Umslopogaas, take thine axe and stand thereby. Let one man pass. ' The door was unbarred. In the shadow of the wall stood Umslopogaas, his axe raised above his head to strike. Just then the moon came out. There was a moment's pause, and then in stalked a Masai Elmoran, clad in the full war panoply that I have already described, but bearing a large basket in his hand. The moonlight shone bright upon his great spear as he walked. He was physically a splendid man, apparently about thirty-five years of age.
Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard