Allan and the Holy Flower

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Fiction - 216 pages
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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1915 Original Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co. Subjects: Adventure stories Quatermain, Allan (Fictitious character) Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER XI THE COMING OF DOGEETAH The sunset that day was like the sunrise, particularly fine, although, as in the case of the taste of the tea, I remembered little of it till afterwards. In fact, thunder was about, which always produces grand cloud effects in Africa. The sun went down like a great red eye, over which there dropped suddenly a black eyelid of cloud with a fringe of purple lashes. " There's the last I shall see of you, my old friend," thought I to myself, " unless I catch you up presently." The gloom began to gather. The king looked about him, also at the sky overhead, as though he feared rain, then whispered something to Babemba, who nodded and strolled up to my post. "White lord," he said, "the Elephant wishes to know if you are ready, as presently the light will be very bad for shooting? " " No," I answered with decision, " not till half an hour after sundown, as was agreed." Babemba went to the king and returned to me. " White lord, the king says that a bargain is a bargain, and he will keep to his word. Only you must not then blame him if the shooting is bad, since, of course, he did not know that the night would be so cloudy, which is not usual at this time of year." It grew darker and darker, till at length we might have been lost in a London fog. The dense masses of the people looked like banks, and the archers, flitting to and fro as they made ready, might have been shadowsin Hades. Once or twice lightning flashed and was followed after a pause by the dist...

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Review: Allan and the Holy Flower (Allan Quatermain #7)

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I picked up a bunch of Allan Quatarmain books on the cheap and have been working my way through them. I love this one because Hans, Allan's Hottentot companion, gets a lot more page time. He has a lot ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

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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