Queen Sheba's Ring

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1st World Publishing, 2006 - Literary Collections - 380 pages
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Every one has read the monograph, I believe that is the right word, of my dear friend, Professor Higgs - Ptolemy Higgs to give him his full name - descriptive of the tableland of Mur in North Central Africa, of the ancient underground city in the mountains which surrounded it, and of the strange tribe of Abyssinian Jews, or rather their mixed descendants, by whom it is, or was, inhabited. I say every one advisedly, for although the public which studies such works is usually select, that which will take an interest in them, if the character of a learned and pugnacious personage is concerned, is very wide indeed. Not to mince matters, I may as well explain what I mean at once.
 

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Another variant on Haggard's standard African lost race story. In this case the Maguffin is the ring of the Queen of Sheba. Also, one of the party. is seeking his son who was captured by the Mahdi's men. Read full review

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Contents

1 THE COMING OF THE RING
5
2 THE ADVICE OF SERGEANT QUICK
28
3 THE PROFESSOR GOES OUT SHOOTING
38
4 THE DEATH WIND
54
5 PHARAOH MAKES TROUBLE
74
6 HOW WE ESCAPED FROM HARMAC
91
7 BARUNG
111
8 THE SHADOW OF FATE
128
12 THE DEN OF LIONS
207
13 THE ADVENTURES OF HIGGS
221
14 HOW PHARAOH MET SHADRACH
239
15 SERGEANT QUICK HAS A PRESENTIMENT
259
16 HARMAC COMES TO MUR
275
17 I FIND MY SON
293
18 THE BURNING OF THE PALACE
313
19 STARVATION
329

9 THE SWEARING OF THE OATH
145
10 QUICK LIGHTS A MATCH
167
11 THE RESCUE FAILS
182
20 THE TRIAL AND AFTER
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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