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By Tony Maxwell

THE younger LIONS - An grownup African-Adventure Story

Robert Hamilton used to be a naive 18 year-old, a tender Lion from the colony...

... until eventually he met Emma, his mother's appealing more youthful sister in London.

An grownup action-adventure tale set in nineteenth Century South Africa at the Transvaal goldfields now overshadowed by means of the looming risk of the Anglo-Boer War.

The younger Lions is the tale of Robert's adventures within the bedrooms and within the wild bushveld of a land suffering to return to phrases with its huge, immense wealth now the envy of abroad interests.

˃˃˃ The younger Lions is the 1st in a sequence at the adventures of the Hamilton kinfolk in Africa.

The novel, THE courageous males, is the sequel to The younger Lions.

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Simply is going to turn out the price of utilizing a heavy calibre rifle! Let’s pass and feature breakfast. ” It took a dozen of the previous Boer’s blacks, below the serious eye of Ndlovu, to take away the tusks from the 2 elephants. The previous bull’s tusks tipped the scales at 143 and one hundred thirty five kilos each one, whereas the tusks from Robert’s more youthful elephant weighed out at seventy four and sixty nine kilos every one. To the pride of the outdated Boer, Robert gave him his tusks, “In reimbursement for his hospitality,” he provided based on Hamish’s quizzical glance. “I understand it was once anything we needed to do, yet i can't say I take any excitement in killing this sort of superb animal. ” One night, a couple of days after their go back to Armstrong’s leisure, Hamish invited Robert to affix them for dinner of their bungalow. Afterwards, as they cozy at the stoep with their coffees and brandies, Hamish requested Robert if he used to be prepared for a problem. “Is it prone to kill me? ” Robert requested, smiling. “Only while you are careless and take pointless risks,” Hamish responded. “But i do know you to be a cautious and astute younger guy, or I wouldn’t ask you to adopt this activity. ” “You’ve acquired me — what’s the problem? ” “About 3 months in the past one in all my delivery riders, Jack Hamlin by way of identify, travelled up north with wagon a great deal of meals and offers destined for 2 buying and selling shops north of the Limpopo River. days in the past, I acquired a hand added letter from the Portuguese proprietor of the northern shop, claiming his offers had by no means arrived. Your activity will be to convey one other wagonloads of offers to either one of those shops and, in the event you can, discover what occurred to Jack and my wagons. Ndlovu and a few of my blacks will accompany you. ” Robert reached for the brandy bottle and poured extra beverages. “Do you've any questions? ” Hamish requested. “Yes, how quickly do I go away? ” “That’s what I was hoping to listen to you assert. I recommend we 3 take a seat day after today and that i will pass over the course you'll take. Ndlovu has made the journey to the Limpopo as soon as earlier than, so his suggestion should be vital in our making plans. ” After breakfast, Hamish produced an outdated, dog-eared map coated with hand-written notes, inked-in roads and meandering rivers. He unfold the map out on a desk at the stoep, and traced the direction together with his finger. “To get to Nelspruit, the place you'll choose up the provides for the shops, you are going to trek north from right here to Pilgrims leisure after which swing south-east, taking the line down Burghers go and directly to Nelspruit. After loading up the wagons you head north back, following the Pietersburg highway so far as Leydsdorp. ” “What in regards to the tsetse fly belt? ” Robert queried. “Ah! you might have performed your homework, strong guy. by way of going north from Nelspruit, you'll want to pass over it thoroughly. although, if you happen to stumble upon any fly, flip again instantly and resume your trek at evening after they are inactive. ” Robert nodded in contract; he had heard of the feared nagana affliction carried through the tsetse fly which can kill oxen in a question of days, leaving wagons stranded for weeks at a time.

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