Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland

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Roberts Brothers, 1897 - 133 pagina's
 

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Pagina 55 - And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers.
Pagina 54 - Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house ; and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it : or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money. And Naboth said to Ahab, The LORD forbid 229 it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
Pagina 73 - Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir-tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Pagina 131 - ... about their own persons, and would rather go without their evening meal than their evening bath. At the end of the long street which is Nikko stretches a shady avenue of cryptomeria, with the sunlight gleaming at the far end. In hot summer weather this must be a grateful place for the dusty traveller, like " the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Pagina 73 - And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks : nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Pagina 42 - A lot of good- for-nothing rebels they are, too," said Peter. "What is a rebel?" asked the stranger. "My Gawd!" said Peter, "you must have lived out of the world if you don't know what a rebel is! A rebel is a man who fights against his king and his country. These bloody niggers here are rebels because they are fighting against us. They don't want the Chartered Company to have them. But they'll have to. We'll teach them a lesson...
Pagina 74 - I tell you . . . that here on the spot where now we stand shall be raised a temple. Man shall not gather in it to worship that which divides; but they shall stand in it shoulder to shoulder, white man with black, and the stranger with the inhabitant of the land; and the place shall be holy; for men shall say, "Are we not brethren and the sons of one father?
Pagina 37 - s death on niggers,' said Peter Halket, warming his hands by the fire; 'they say when he was Prime Minister down in the Colony* he tried to pass a law that would give masters and mistresses the right to have their servants flogged whenever they did anything they didn't like; but the other Englishmen wouldn't let him pass it. But here he can do what he likes. That's the reason some fellows don't want him to be sent away. They say, "If we get the British Government here,* they'll be giving the niggers...
Pagina 24 - I'm all for the nigger gals.' Peter laughed. But the stranger sat motionless with his arms about his knees. 'You got any girls?' said Peter. 'Care for niggers?' 'I love all women,' said the stranger, refolding his arms about his knees. 'Oh, you do, do you?' said Peter. 'Well, I'm pretty sick of them. I had bother enough with mine,' he said genially, warming his hands by the fire, and then interlocking the fingers and turning the palms towards the blaze as one who prepares to enjoy a good talk. 'One...
Pagina 9 - All men made money when they came to South Africa, - Barney Barnato, Rhodes - they all made money out of the country, eight millions, twelve millions, twenty-six millions, forty millions; why should not he! Peter Halket started suddenly and listened. But it was only the wind coming up the kopje like a great wheezy beast creeping upwards; and he looked back into the fire. He considered his business prospects. When he had served his time as volunteer he would have a large piece of land given him, and...

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