By Tony Maxwell
THE younger LIONS - An grownup African-Adventure Story
Robert Hamilton was once a naive 18 year-old, a tender Lion from the colony...
... until eventually he met Emma, his mother's beautiful more youthful sister in London.
An grownup action-adventure tale set in nineteenth Century South Africa at the Transvaal goldfields now overshadowed by means of the looming hazard of the Anglo-Boer War.
The younger Lions is the tale of Robert's adventures within the bedrooms and within the wild bushveld of a land suffering to come back to phrases with its huge, immense wealth now the envy of in another country interests.
˃˃˃ The younger Lions is the 1st in a chain at the adventures of the Hamilton kin in Africa.
The novel, THE courageous males, is the sequel to The younger Lions.
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They controlled to boost him into her carriage and take him on to the Grand Palace lodge. “It’s no need taking you to the clinic, they're crushed with casualties. thankfully, simply because one of many most interesting surgeons within the Transvaal owes me a favour, your leg can be attended to instantly. Afterwards, you are going to convalesce in our lodge the place you'll obtain the very best care from Nurses Louisa and Alice. ” Doctor William Maxwell, FRCS, the top general practitioner on the Queen Victoria health facility, wiped clean and stitched the deep gash in Robert’s thigh. “Well laddie, you have been fortunate. no matter what gashed your leg overlooked your femoral artery by means of a fragment of an inch. Had it reduce the artery, you are going to have bled to dying in an issue of mins. ” As he packed his bag to head, he extra, “Because I don’t often make condo calls, i'll get general practitioner Froneman to appear in on you now and then; meanwhile I recommend you retain off the leg and remain in mattress. ” “Now you heard what the health practitioner stated, remain in mattress and rest,” Louisa ordered as Robert attempted to wake up. “If you tear his stitches, I swear i'll kill you myself. ” “I have the desire to make preparations for Abe’s funeral, and I’ve bought to repay the employees on the boot manufacturing unit, plus i must settle our bills. I can’t simply lie right here! ” “Yes you rattling good can! in your details, i've got already contacted a funeral domestic and they're making all invaluable preparations for Abe’s funeral. You inform me what you will have performed concerning the employees and Reynaud and that i will stick with your directions to the letter. debts can wait; part the town is in ruins and other people are being concerned approximately extra very important issues than cash. you're to quandary your self with getting good! ” Due to the big variety of funerals happening within the urban, it was once over per week ahead of the funeral of Abraham Kaminski may well happen. Robert had requested Louisa to rearrange for a Marston glassed in funeral carriage, drawn through Belgian Black horses with black mourning plumes, and a couple of liveried coachmen to hold him on his ultimate trip to Braamfontein Cemetery. “I understand Abe might take pleasure in going out popular! ” Two days after Abe’s funeral, Louisa rushed as much as Robert’s suite clutching the overdue night variation of the Johannesburg celebrity. “Oh, Robert, i'm so sorry,” she acknowledged brushing away tears, “I am afraid it’s undesirable information approximately Andrew. ” She passed the newspaper to him. In stable black kind the headline learn, “Death by means of placing! ” “Oh, my God! I had was hoping he might get existence imprisonment, now not the rope. Does the paper no longer supply a date? ” “It turns out the ultimate now rests with the president. in spite of the fact that, the paper is going directly to say, this is often not anything greater than a formality. ” “I are looking to stopover at Andrew in Pretoria once attainable. the next day to come morning Louisa, please force me to determine Johannes Breedt, I’m definite he may well support to rearrange it. ” After breakfast, Louisa drove Robert to the police station and helped him negotiate the stairs utilizing his lately received set of crutches.