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Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner
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Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland


Olive Schreiner

Author of "Dreams," "Dream Life and Real Life," "The Story of an African
Farm," etc.

Colonial Edition

(A photographic plate at the front of the book shows three people hanging
from a tree by their necks. Around them stand eight men, looking not at
all troubled by their participation in the scene. Of this event all the
survivors appear to be white, the victims black. The plate is titled "From
a Photograph taken in Matabeleland." S.A.)

To a Great Good Man, Sir George Grey,

Once Governor of the Cape Colony, who, during his rule in South Africa,
bound to himself the Dutchmen, Englishmen, and Natives he governed, by an
uncorruptible justice and a broad humanity; and who is remembered among us
today as representing the noblest attributes of an Imperial Rule.

"Our low life was the level's and the night's;
He's for the morning."

Olive Schreiner.