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Kafir Stories

Auhtor: William Charles Henry Scully

Language: english
Published: 1895

Genres:

short story collection
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Review by Michael Gallagher, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'Kafir Stories':

... one else had yet come, he went outside and sat in the sunshine, smoking his oily pipe with thorough enjoyment. He did not in the least mind leaving Jim ...
... It is sad to be old and have such bad teeth, said Kalaza, as he paused in his chewing. Have you not got a little meat.. Maliwe stood up, and ...
... but he had almost ceased from struggling. One illusion he still retained. This was the firm belief that the average barbarian was fully the equal of ...
... that all men, white and black, are equal.. The girl paused for a moment. In her heart of hearts she knew she did not think so, but the fundamental ...
... and there came into violent physical contact with Martha Kawa, who had been a witness of his murderous deed. They waited in the dining-room, expecting ...
... he should see some old acquaintance in the shape of a fly-blown picture grinning at him. The proprietor of the hotel and his family were all absent ...
... She was decently but poorly dressed. Good evening, sir, she said, speaking Dutch. Good evening, replied Kellson. What do you want.. I ...
... that he could no longer live. His limit of endurance had been reached. Life had for some years past been a sore burthen, and now he could carry it no ...
... he might be pardoned for the fault he had not committed, and which had been so heavily punished. After getting well past the Amaswazi country, the ...
... route wherever such could be done without creating suspicion. Kondwana and his men reached the mountain range which is a continuation of the great ...
... About a mile from him was massed the advance division of the Makalaka army, and as far as he could see beyond, the smoke was arising from numberless ...
... outwards and those on the inner ring sloping their shields inwards, so as to ward off the assegais passing over the opposite edges of the circle. The ...
... Zululand and the Cape Colony, and as to the probability of future disturbances. Charmed as was Langley by the old man's conversation, he felt that on ...
... could not quite make out how Ghamba had been able to understand what Whitson had said. However, when the latter awoke, Langley said nothing to him about ...
... of a few minutes. They then made a larger fire in the middle of the cave, and proceeded to examine it more closely. They found several old iron picks, ...
... present site of Pietermaritzburg than even Tshaka's murdering hordes. It was broken up in or about the year 1824 when the Europeans first came to the ...
... happened, except that I kept my seat, and managed to avoid going so near the bank, I then left the horse to himself, and he ambled back to Numjala's kraal. ...
... twisted bark tied around it, lying close to the body. I knew now in whose skull the first-fruits had been mixed. It was still early in the afternoon, ...
... I. He could, moreover, tell by looking at a witness in court, whether that witness were speaking truth or lying, and the magistrate recognised ...
... feathers he has discovered how to make water burn, and he has robbed the cave of Icanti of its eggs, which he can strew over the land to hatch in the ...