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Beeton's Hero soldiers, sailors and travellers in Kafirland: gymnastics, telegraphy, fire-arms andc., ed. by S.O. Beeton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 Excerpt: ...feet, striking only the air and yielding boughs with frantic hoofs: then plunging down with a dull, reverberant crash--horse and unknown rider rolling together over rocks.md spiked limbs to the bottom of the ravine. CHAPTER XXX. EEFUGE. T70R a moment the little group stood dumb and motionless on the ledge. Penn was the first to speak. 'Which of us goes down into the ravine?' 'Whai fur?'said Cudjo. 'To find him.' 'Dat no good! Deader'n de debil, shore!' And the negro started off, doggedly, towards the cave. Then Penn said, pointing to Virginia, 'Stay with her, Daniel. I will go!' 'No, I be durned if ye shall! Hapgood, you stick to her: take this yer gun, and I'll slip down inter the holler, and see whuther the cuss's alive or dead, anyhow.' 'Oh, Mr. Pepperill, if you will!' said Virginia, overjoyed. Penn remonstrated--rather feebly, it must be confessed. 'I'll take her to her father, and hurry back, and meet you.' 'All right!' came the response from Dan, already far down the rocks. 'The cave is close by,' said Penn: 'there is Cudjo, waiting for us!' Coming up with the black, and once more following his lead, they descended along the shelf of rocks, between the thickets and the overhanging ledge. So they came to the still dark jaws of the cavern. Virginia clung tightly to Penn's hand as they groped their way in. At first nothing was visible but a few smouldering embers, winking their sleepy eyes in the dark. Out of these Cudjo soon blew a little blaze, which he fed with sticks and bits of bark until it lighted up fitfully the dim interior and shadowy walls of his abode. Penn hushed Virginia with a finger on his lips, and restrained her from throwing h...
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