Life with the Zulus of Natal, South Africa George Holditch Mason

ISBN: 9781230439259

Published: September 12th 2013


64 pages


Life with the Zulus of Natal, South Africa  by  George Holditch Mason

Life with the Zulus of Natal, South Africa by George Holditch Mason
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 64 pages | ISBN: 9781230439259 | 3.27 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... The Dutchmans Contract. 197 cepted--next day the foundations were dug out, and laid --within a week the required number of bricks were, made --and, by the expiration of twenty-one days from the signing of the contract, we had finished the job in first-rate style, and had delivered up the front-door key to the astonished Dutchman- who, on viewing it, was so delighted with his bargain, that he at once renewed the contract for a similar cottage (to serve as a shooting-box) on his magnificent estate of thirty thousand acres, lying on the Umlaass river, thirty miles south of Pieter Maritzberg.

CHAPTER XVIL VISIT OF FELLOW-PASSENGERS--HOUSE ON FIRE--DEATH OF THE PIQ-- LOSE OUR ZULU SERVANTS--JOURNEY TO THE UMLAASS ESTATE-- QUAINT DUTCH WAGGON-DRIVER--DESCRIPTION OF A BOERS WAGGON-CAMP--THE UMLAASS--THE FINGOE CAFFRES--JONAS AND JACOB--ENCOUNTER WITH FINGOES. The clear profit on our first contract amounted to forty pounds, a most satisfactory result of three weeks labour. We therefore willingly undertook the second, especially as the Dutch merchant promised us the use of a waggon, and agreed to have a Caffre hut erected on the estate, .ready for our reception- besides presenting us with several gallons of Cape sherry, and giving us permission to shoot as much venison as we pleased.

Before starting on our new undertaking, it was necessary to spend a day or two in putting our own garden in order, and arranging * few business matters about the town. We had, moreover, a couple of visitors staying with us, in the persons of two fellow-passengers (one of the Scotchmen and his wife), who, having been very unfortunate in their farming operations at Pine-Town, had lately purchased land at Maritzberg, and were occupying half our house until...

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