The People of the Mist

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Wildside Press LLC, Sep 1, 2003 - Fiction - 400 pages
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An Englishman goes to Africa to seek his fortune -- and finds more than his share of excitement, winding up in a remote land, rescuing a beautiful woman, and ultimately finding himself. One of Haggard's very best adventure novels.
  

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When I was a teenager a novel by Haggard called Wisdom's Daughter caught my eye. I loved that historical fantasy set in Ancient Egypt and bought up every Haggard book I could find, one book short of a ... Read full review

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This had exciting parts interspersed with somewhat duller episodes, though the climax of the main plot was as gripping as anything else I have read by the author. I found the main two characters ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER PAGE I The Sins of the Father are visited on the Children
1
The Swearing of the Oath
9
After Seven Years
18
The Last Vigil
23
Otter gives Counsel
32
The Tale of Soa
38
Leonard swears on the Blood of Aca
45
The Start
52
The Temple of Jal
178
How Juanna conquered Nam
188
Olfan tells of the Rubies
196
The Sacrifice after the New Order
206
CHAPTER PAGE XXVI The Last of the Settlement Men
215
Father and Daughter
223
Juanna Prevaricates
233
The Trial of the Gods
241

The Yellow Devils Nest
60
Leonard makes a Plan
68
That Hero Otter
76
A Choice Lot
85
A Midnight Marriage
94
Vengeance
103
Disillusion
112
Misunderstandings
123
The Death of Mavoom
132
Soa shows her Teeth
142
The End of the Journey
151
The Coming of Aca
160
The Folly of Otter
167
Franciscos Expiation
249
The White Dawn
258
How Otter fought the Waterdweller
267
Trapped
276
Nams Last Argument
284
Be Noble or be Base
295
How Otter came back
302
I am repaid Queen
310
The Triumph of Nam
319
The Passing of the Bridge
327
Otters Farewell
336
ENVOI The End of the Adventure
347

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Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best remembered for his 34 adventure fantasy novels set in exotic locations. As a child, Haggard, whose father was an English barrister, was considered dim-witted and was inclined to daydreaming. His parents ended his formal education when he was seventeen, and he was sent to work in South Africa, where his imagination was inspired by the people, animals, and jungle. He became close friends with authors Rudyard Kipling and Andrew Lang. Haggard's most popular books are King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887). He also wrote short stories, as well as nonfiction on topics such as gardening, English farming, and rural life, interests which led to duties on government commissions concerned with land maintenance. For his literary contributions and his government service, Haggard was knighted in 1912. Several of Haggard's novels have been filmed. She was filmed in 1965, starring Ursula Andress. King Solomon's Mines was filmed with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr in 1950, and again with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1985. Also, the novel Allan Quatermain was filmed as Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1986.

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