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Halfway home for a change

Halfway through the latest Petticoat Katie novel now! Seems like cheating as I’m aiming for this one to be shorter than the first three.

Dean Wesley Smith posted recently in his new Killing The Sacred Cows… series, about how… 270 more words

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The Ghost Kings by H. Rider Haggard: Chapter 24

CHAPTER XXIV. THE END AND THE BEGINNING

On the day following that when she had summoned Eddo to speak with her, Nya sat at the mouth of the cave. 6,361 more words

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The Ghost Kings by H. Rider Haggard: Chapter 23

CHAPTER XXIII. THE DREAM IN THE NORTH

Richard Darrien remembered drinking a bowl of milk in the hut in which he was imprisoned at Mafooti, and instantly feeling a cold chill run to his heart and brain, after which he remembered no more for many a day. 4,687 more words

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The Ghost Kings by H. Rider Haggard: Chapter 22

CHAPTER XXII. IN THE SANCTUARY

Nya ceased her singing, and the dwarf women their beating on the drums.

“Hast thou been a journey, Maiden?” she asked, looking at Rachel curiously. 5,735 more words

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King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard

In many ways, King Solomon’s Mines was the Star Trek of its day.  A voyage into unknown lands, discovering mysterious, alien people, slaughter on an unimaginable scale and a strict adherence to British ethics and values: it has all the hallmarks of any good Star Trek book. 382 more words

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The Ghost Kings by H. Rider Haggard: Chapter 21

CHAPTER XXI. THE CITY OF THE DEAD

Nya led the way down the cave, followed by Rachel and Noie. Squatted in its entrance, so as to be out of reach of the rays of the sun, sat Eddo, looking like a malevolent toad, and with him were Hana and some other priests. 5,178 more words

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The Ghost Kings by H. Rider Haggard: Chapter 20

CHAPTER XX. THE MOTHER OF THE TREES

When Eddo understood these words he lifted his head and stared at Rachel amazed.

“This is thy doing, Bastard,” he said savagely, addressing Noie, who had translated them. 4,609 more words

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