Rating: (***) Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S. Please check the copyright status in your country.
Summary of the Book 'A Secret Of The Lebombo':
Another well-written adventure in South Africa from this author with gallant romance included. Mitfords writing pleases especially because of his vivid description of localities and irony regarding British and native people. The key however is in the fascinating stories themselves that are woven into the novel.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Secret Of The Lebombo':
... gone completely mad, was plucking and tearing at the snake, uttering the most hideous howls, and literally foaming at the mouth, as he strove to free ... ... can be too sweet to be done for you.. If it be doubted whether all this incense could be good for any one man, we may concede that possibly ... ... a last long embrace. I shall see you to-morrow, but it will not be as it has been to-day.. Not quite. But we will have other days like this. And-keep ... ... table, and began to draw up chairs. But Lalante interposed. No. No you don't, Charlie-Frank-away you go, and do the soap and basin trick. I'm not ... ... had quite left him. Call it a plan then. And as to it I am hopeful. Why should a man's luck always be bad, Le Sage. Why the deuce shouldn't good ... ... going to Natal to look up a former friend of mine. We served together in the Zulu War in fact, we raced neck to neck off that infernal Hlobane Mountain, ... ... Lalante. Let us off that beastly catechism this morning, won't you. It's such a jolly morning to go down the kloof and humbug about.. It was Sunday, ... ... when we are apart. Those eyes-yes, look into mine, so will it burn the picture in more indelibly, if possible.. Oh, love, love. Her accents thrilled ... ... by sea in those days, any more than there is now. But where this craft undertook to anchor was off one of the most rotten, swampy and uninhabited ... ... drawing nearer, yet still a great way off. The faces of the watching three were rigid in their eagerness, the eyes dilated, the nostrils distended ... ... and exhausted, his breath coming in labouring sobs, into a white man's camp, to fall, prone, incapable of further movement, nearly across the white ... ... while he went over some of the incidents of their eventful trek-incidentally, perhaps not for the first time. Then the trek, under the glorious moon ... ... But it was time, for on rising to the surface his eyes were swelled and his head seemed to go round giddily, and his breath came in laboured pants ... ... Lord. And you got into the Kunaga in a flood like this, and got out again. Why, it's a record.. This was Le Sage's recognition of the fact that this ... ... multiplied to a very cloud, and they were right above him, floating round and round at some height. Just there the holes and caves were formed by large ... ... two men whom he knew. These, who had only just come up and were pushing a way through the crowd, which parted for them as well as it could, recognised ... ... such another incident when he had been with her, and jumping off, had turned over one of them with a neat rifle shot. The shrill grating cackle of ... ... held them open. The black, cruel face, hideously pock-marked, the wool standing out in fantastic plaits from the head, like so many horns, made a satanic ... ... quite capable of shooting the pair of us on sight. But how did you get away.. Mtezani cut me loose in the scrimmage, but they chevied me a ... ... or what will happen when the disillusionment comes.. Disillusionment. Oh.. Yes. You may laugh now, but-never mind. Well then, what about yourself. ...