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Review: Allan and the Holy Flower (Allan Quatermain #7)User Review - Stephen - Goodreads
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
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Page 116 - But the sight of those unhappy wretches of slaves with their heads cut open, and of the woman tied to a tree to starve — " "Make you wish to usurp the functions of God Almighty," I said. "Well, it is a natural impulse and perhaps, in the circumstances, one that will not displease Him. And now, as we have made up our minds what we are going to do, let's get to business so that these Arab gentlemen may find their breakfast ready when they come to call.
Page 302 - ... found them cheerful people; indeed, Miss Hope was quite a merry soul. But then she had never known any other life, and human nature is very adaptable. Further, if I may say so, she had grown up a lady in the true sense of the word. After all, why should she not, seeing that her mother, the Bible, and Nature, had been her only associates and sources of information, if we except the poor slaves who waited on them, most of whom were mutes ? When Mrs.
Page 187 - I replied, or seemed to reply — " Mavovo, my child, certainly it appears as though your Snake does stand upon its tail. Still, I hold that all this is a phantasy; that we live in a land of dream in which nothing is real except those things which we cannot see or touch or hear.