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A Frontier Mystery

Auhtor: Bertram Mitford

Language: english
Published: 1905

Genres:

fiction and literature,  mysterydetective
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eBook size: 343Kb

Review by Bob Tobias, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Frontier Mystery':

British colonists discover some South Africans are deeper than thought. Fine and gruesome mystery told ironically and beautifully romance not missing. Excellent proofreading quality. Have stacked two more of the author will report.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Frontier Mystery':


... and red, nauseous, sticky pools glittering among the grass. Three of those fallen would never rise again. And what was it all about. Nothing. Absolutely ...
... for a moment then I said:. I might be able to straighten that for you, Major. I will send you down a man-a native, one of Tyingoza's people, but ...
... could swear to having been the last to see him. He lived alone, and was an ordinary type of the frontier stock farmer. He was fairly prosperous and ...
... deal of trouble on our account, she said. Isn't it worth it-at least-I mean-er-it isn't often one can afford anyone a new kind of pleasure ...
... was an everyday affair with me, in fact part of my trade, and by the time we sat down to lunch-which was not long, for the morning was well on ...
... consummate coolness and with an eye keen as a hawk's whenever he saw his chance, he confined himself so far to standing his ground, the while Falkner ...
... Then the Major, drawing on his experiences as a cavalry officer, took my side on the subject of equine intelligence, or lack of it, and Falkner took ...
... Her reception of it showed a practical mind. What if he wants to send us off on a fool's errand while he climbs down to the crevice there and gets ...
... Falkner, but the latter beyond turning to face him never moved, and his adversary seemed in no hurry to come within reach of those formidable fists. Then, ...
... Glanton, and no man ever got the blind side of me and kept it. Now-clear.. I thought he would there and then have tumbled down in a fit. It happened ...
... upon the floor of the hut. Striking a match I looked at my watch. It was just after one. But as the light flickered and went out I became aware of ...
... Jan Boom had turned beastly sulky too, and kept wanting to go back himself, but I'm an obstinate beggar, you know, Glanton, and when once I've ...
... taking in the quick glance which he shot in Falkner's direction, and with it the situation. Too many eyes there may be, but a shut mouth more than ...
... for we would fain see him.. Get out the dog, Sewin, I said. The chief wants to see him.. Yes, but what the devil has all the jaw been about. ...
... at the earliest opportunity. And that opportunity came. Let's stroll down and look at the garden, Glanton, he began, presently. I want to show ...
... If there's nothing to hurt him, there's nothing to hurt us. We'll try his dodge of holding a couple of stones. We'll get down further that way.. Ivondwe ...
... is a coincidence that another mysterious disappearance should take place, and he right at hand again.. It certainly is, I agreed. But Ivondwe ...
... was wanted before he turned in for the night, but he was afraid. His master seemed bewitched, he declared. He and the other two white men were all ...
... torture. When I thought of the one who had been destined to succeed him, and who by the mercy of Providence had been snatched from their fiendish hands ...
... been insulted with impunity by a swaggering igcwane like the one who sat yonder-pointing to Falkner- who, however, perhaps fortunately, didn't understand ...