The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, January 27, 1892, Image 3

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I meet snt iii:nm:y ctktir.
It Is a curious thiiiic tint nt mv a? ti ft y
five last birihdux I should liud un-c!l' tJK
iuK up a jh'ii to try uml writ a lustury. 1
wonder what s.u t of a history it will be
wlwn 1 huve doiio it, if I fvvr com to tli
end of the triji! 1 li.ive doiio a od many
UiiiiKS in my lile, whi u k-m.js tnni om, to
me. owiiik u my haviui? l-i?im so youn
pernapa At an ape when other bovs are at
school, I wan eariiii!r my living as a trailer
in the old colony. 1 have Uieu trading,
huntins:, tichtinif, or mining over since. Ami
yet it is only eiht months auo that I ma'le
my pile. It is a big pile now I have fcot it
I don't know yet how bit? but I don t think
1 would go through the last liltoen or sixteen
months aRaln for it; no. not if I knew that I
should come out safe at the end, pile and
all. But then I am a timid m;in, and don't
like violence, and am pretty sick of advent
ure. 1 wonder why 1 am going to write this
book: it is not in mv line. I am not
literary man, though very devoted to the Old
Testament an t n'.-vj to the "liiKoldsby Le
gends." Let me try and set down my rea
sons, just to see if 1 have any.
First reason: Ueeame Sir Henry Curtis
and Captain John (iood asked me to.
Second reason: Because 1 am laid up here
at Durban with the pain and trouble of my
lett leg. Ever since that confounded lion
pot hold of me 1 have been liable to it, and
its being rather bad just now makes uie limp
more than ever. I here must be some poison
in the lion's teeth, otherwise how is it that
when your wounds are healed they break
out aj?ain, generally, mrK you, at tne same
time of year tliat you got your mauling? It
is a hard thing that when one has shot sixl v-
live lions as 1 have in the course of my lii'i
tuai me sixiy sixin snoum chew your
lliie a quid ol tobacco. It breal.s 11. e routiii
o! tiie thing, and jiiittiu olIeT considers
lions aside, 1 am an orderly man bnd don't
like that This is by the way.
Ihird reason: Because 1 want my boy.
tiarry, wno is over there at the Hospital m
London studying to become a doctor, to hav
sotiietiung to amuse him and Keep him out
of mischief for a week or so. Hospital work
iiiiist sometime pall and j;et rather liul:. for
even of cutting up dead bodies, there must
come satiety, and as this history won't !e
dull, whatever else it may be, it may put a
little life into things for a da or two while
he is reading it.
Fourth reason ami last: Because I am go
ing to tell the strangest story that 1 know
of. It may seem a queer thing to say that,
especially considering that there is no woman
m it except Foulata. Scop, though! tin
is Oagaoola, if she was a woman and not
fiend. But she was a hundred at least, nd
therefore not marriageable, so 1 don't count
her. At any rate, 1 can safely say that thivr
is not a petticoat in the who e history. Well.
1 had better come to the yoke. It's a still
place, and I feel as though 1 were bogged up
to the axle. But "sutjes, sutj -s," as the
Boers say (I'm sure I don't know "now they
spell it), softly does it. A strong team will
come through at last, that is if they ain't too
poor. You will never do anything with poor
oxen. Now to begin.
J, Allan Quatermain, of Durban, Natal,
gentleman, make oath and say that's how 1
began my deposition before the magistrate,
about poor Khiva's and Ventvogel's sad
deaths; but somehow it doesn't seem quite
the right way to begin a book. And, besides,
am I a gentleman? What is a gentleman? 1
don't quite know, and yet I have had to do
with niggers no, I'll scratch that word
"niggers" out, for I don't like it. I've known
natives who are, and so you'll say, Harry,
my boy, before you're done with this tale,
and I have known mean whites with lots of
money and fresh out from home, too, who
Well, at any rate, 1 was born a gentleman,
though I've been nothing but a poor travel
ing trader and a hunter all my life. Wheth
er I have remained so 1 know not, you must
judge of that Heaven knows I've tried.
I've killed many men in my time, but I have
never slain wantonly or' stained my hand in
innocent blood, only in self-defense. The
Almighty gave us our lives, and I supnose
he meant us to defend them, at least I have
always acted on that, and I hope it won't be
brought up against me when my clock
strikes. There, there, it is a cruel and
wicked world, and for a timid man I have
been mixed up in a deal of slaughter. I
I can't tell the rights of it, but at any rate I
have never stolen, though I once cheated a
J Kafir out of a herd of cattle. But then he
had done me a dirty turn, and It lias troubled
me ever since into the bargain.
Well it's eighteen months or so ago since I
first met Sir Henry Curtis and Captain
Good, and it was in this way. 1 had been
up elephant hunting beyond Bamangwato,
and had had bad luck. Everything went
wrong that trip, and to top up with I got the
fever badly. So soon I was well enough 1
trekked down to the Diamond Fields, sold
such ivory as I had, and also my wagon and
oxen, discharged my hunters, and took the
post-cart to the Cape. After spending a
week in Cape Town, (hiding that thev over
charged ine at the hotel, and having seen
everything tiitre was to see, including the
botanical gardens, which seemed to me like
ly to confer a great benefit on the country,
and new Houses of Parliament which 1 ex
pect will do nothing of the sort, I determin
ed to go on back to Natal by the Dunkeld,
then lying in the docks waiting for the Edin
burgh Castle due in from England. 1 took
my berth and went aIoard, and that after
noon the Natal passengers from the Edin
burgh Castle transhipped, and we weighed
and put out to sea.
Among the passengers who came on board
there were two who excited my curiosity.
I One, a man about thirty, was one of the
j biggest-cnested and longest-armed
ever saw. He had yellow hair, a bij
ig yellow
mtTthUS:ibeanl, clear-cut features, and large gray
eves set deep m his bead. 1 never saw a
finer-looking man, and somehow he remind
ed me of an ancient Dane, Not that I know
much of ancient Danes, though I remember
a modern Dane who did me out of ten
pounds; but I remember once seeing a pict-
ure of some of those gentry, who I take it
j were a kind of white Zulus. They were
drinking out of big horns, and their long
hair hung down their backs, and as I looked
at my friend standing there by the companion-ladder.
1 thought that if one only let his
hair grow a bit, put on one of those chain
, shirts on to those great shoulders of his, and
gave him a big battle-ax and a born-mug, be
inieht have nat as a model for that picture.
And by the way it is a curious thing, and
just shows how the blood will show out I
j found out afterward that Sir Henry Curtis,
j for that was the big man's name, was of
1 Danish blood. He also reminded me srrong
: ly of somebody else, but at the time I could
not remember who it was.
The other man who stood talking to Sir
Henrv was short stout and dark, and of a
the course of my life, and they have always
tecu just the beit and bravest and nicest fel
lows 1 ever met though given to the use ol
profane language.
1 asked a p.ige or two back, what Is a gen
tleman? I'll answer it now: a royal naval
ofhVcr is in a general sort of a wav, though
ot course, there may be a black bheep among
them here and there. I fancv it is just the
wide sea and the breath of (lol's vnln;.i thai
washes their heart and blows the bitternes
cut of theii minds and makes theui what
men ought to Iw. Well, to return, 1 was
riirht again; I found out that he wa a naval
ollieer, a lieutenant of thirty-one, who, after
H'Vv.liU'eil ears' service, iad teeil turned
, out of her majesty's employ with the barren
honor of a comma Oder's rank, because it
was impossible that he should le promoted.
That is what jwople who serve the ipim-n
have to expect; to be shot out into the cold
world to hn! a living just when they are be
ginning to really understand their work, and
to get to the prune of ;
Well, 1 suppose they doj.j mind it, but for
my part I had ratliei' f rn my bread as a.
hunter. One's halfpence ai'e as scarce per
haps, but you don't get so many kicks. His
name 1 found outr by referring to the pas
senger's list w as Good -Captain John Good,
lie was broad, of medium height, dark,
stout, and rather a curious man to look at
He was so very neat, and so very clean
shaven, and always wore an eyeglass in Ins
right eye. It seemed to grow there, for it
had no string, ami he never took it out ex
cept to wipj it. At tirst 1 thought he used
to sleep in it, but I afterward found that this
was a mistake. He put it in hi-, trousers
Iockct h"ii he went to bed, together with
his false teeth, of which lie had two beauti
ful sets that havrt often, my own being none
of the best, caused me to break the tenth
commandment. But 1 am anticipating.
Soon alter we got under veigh evening
closed in, and brought with it very dirty
weather. A keen breeze sprung up off land,
and a kind of aggravated Scotch mist soon
drove everybody from the decK. And as for
that Dunkeld, she is a fl it-bottomed punt,
and going up light as she was, she rolled
very heavily. Jt almost seemed as though
she would go right over, lint she never did.
It was quite impossible to walk about, so I
stood near the engines where it was warm,
and amused myself with watching the pen
dulum, which was lixed opposite to me,
swinging slowly backward and forward as
the vessel rolled, and marking the angle the
touched at each lurch.
"That pendulum's wrong; it is not proper
ly weighted," suddenly said a voice at my
shoulder, somewhat testily. Looking round
I saw the naval ollieer 1 had noticed when
the passengers came aboard.
"Indeed, now what makes you think so?"
I asked. ,
"Think so. I don't think at all. Why
there" as she righted herself after a mil
"if the ship had really rolled to the degree
that thing pointed to then she would never
have rolled again, that's all. But it is just
like these merchant skippers, they always
are so confoundedly careless."
Just then the dinner-bell rung, and I was
not sorry, for it is a dreadful thing to have
to listen to an ollieer of the royal navy when
he gets on to that subject 1 only know one
worse tiling, and that is to hear a merchant
skipper express his candid opinion of oflicers
of the royal navy.
Captain Good and 1 went down to dinner
together, and there we found Sir Henry Cur
tis already seated. He and Captain Good
sat together, and I opposite them. The cap
tain and I soon got into talk about shooting
and what not; he asking me many questions,
and I answering as well as I could. Present
ly he got on to elephants.
"Ah, sir," called out somebody who was
Bitting near me, "you've got the right man
for that; Hunter Quatermain should be able
to tell you about elephants if anybody can."
Sir Henry, who had been sitting quite
quiet listening to our talk, started visibly.
"Excuse me, sir," he said, leaning forward
across the table, and speaking in a low, deep
voice, a very suitable voic it semed to me.
ir. but is your name Allen Oiatermain?"
1 said it was.
The big man made no further remark, but
heard him mutter "fortunate" into his
Presently dinner came to an end, and as
we were leaving the saloon Sir Henry came
up and asked me if 1 would come into his
cabin and smoke a pipe. 1 accepted, and he
led the way to the Dunkeld ca'u'n, and a
very good caiun it was. it naa Deeu two
cabins, but when Sir Garnet or one of those
big swells went down the coast in the Dun
keld, they had knocked away the partition
and never put it up again. There was a sofa
ih the cabin, and a little table in front of it
Sir Henry sent the steward for a bottle of
whisky, and the three of us sat down and lit
our pipes.
'Mr. Quatermain," said Sir Henry Curtis,
when the steward had brought the whisky,
and lit the lamp, "the year before last about
this time you were, I believe, at a place
called Bamangwato, to the north of the
'1 was." I answered, rather surprised that
this gentleman should be so well acquainted
with my movements, which were not, so far
as I was aware, considered of general in
terest ' i ou were trading there, were ycu notF'
put in Captain Good, in his quick way.
'1 was. 1 took up a wagon-load of goods.
and made a camp outside the settlement
and stopped until 1 had sold them."
Sir Henry was sitting opposite to me in a
Madeira chair, his arms leaning on the table.
He now looked up, fixing his large gray eyes
full upon my face. There was a curious anx
iety in them I thought
4Did you happen to meet a man called
Neville there?"
"Oh, yes; he outspanned alongside of me
for a fortnight to rest his oxen before going
on to the interior. I had a letter from a law
yer a few months back asking me if 1 knew
what had become of him. which 1 answered
to tbe best of mv abuitv at the tias.
xca, - aaiu oir xiemy, -your itoo
forwarded to me. You said in it that the
gentleman called Nevelle left Bamangwato
In the beginning of Mav in a wagon with a
TIic three r,f is snt down and lit our pijex.
whero he would sell his wagon, for six
months afterward you saw thn wagon In Ihn
MSHcsson of a Portuguese trader, who bld
you that lie had bought It sit hnati from a
white man whose name ho had forgotten,
and that the white man with a native serv
ant had started otT for the Interior on a
sheeting trip, he believed."
Ye." '
Then came a pause.
"Mr. Oiiatermain?" s.iid Sir
Henry, su l-
denlv, "I suppose you know
or can guess
nothing more of the reason-i of
my of Mr.
Neville's toiirnev to the northward, or in
what Minl that journey w.w directed I"
"1 heard something," 1 answered, ami
Flopped. The subject was one 1 didn't earn
to discuss. '
Sir Henry and Captain Goxl looked at
each other, and Captain Good nodded.
"Mr. Quatermain," said the former, "I
am going to tell you a tUory, and ask your
advice, and erhaps your assistance, Th
agent who forwarded me your letter told me
that I R'ni'nt imDtitii'-Iy f'V nnon It 19 vorfta
were, - ne bbmi, -wen Known aim universal
ly respected In Natal, and especially noted
for your discretion."
I bowed and drank some whisky and wa
ter to hide my confusion, for 1 am a modest
man and Sir Henry went on,
"Mr. Neville was my brother."
"Oh," 1 said, starting, for 1 now knew
who Sir Henry had reminded me of when 1
first saw bun. His brother was a much
smaller man and had a dark beard, but now
1 thought of It he possessed eyes of the
same shade of gray and with the same keen
look in them, and the features, too, were not
"He was," went on Sir Henry, "my only,
and younger brother, and till live years ago
I dil not snpposo we were ever a month
away from each other. But just about live
years aico a misfortune tx-lell us, us .some
times does happen in families. We had
quarreled bitterly, and I behaved very un
justly to my brother in my aiiL'er." Hero
C iptain Good nodded his head vigorously to
himself. The ship gave a big roll just then,
so that the looking-glass, which was lixed
opposite us to starboard, was for a moment
nearly over our heads, and as 1 was sitting
with my hands in my pockets and staring
upward, I could see him nodding like any
thing. 1
"As I dare say you know," went on Sir
Henry, "if a man dies intestate, ami has no
property but land, real property it is called
in England, it all descends to his eldest son.
It so happened that just at the time when
we quarreled our father died intestate. He
had put off making his will until it was too
late. The result was that my brother, who
had not been brought up to any profession.
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was left without a penny. Of course it
would have been my duty to provide for him,
but at the time the quarrel between us was
so bitter that 1 did not to my shame I say
it" (and he sighed deeply) "offer to do any
thing. It was not that 1 grudged him any
thing, but I waited for him to make advan
ces, and he made none. 1 am sorry to trou
ble you with all this, Mr. Quatermain, but I
must make things clear, eh, Good'."'
"Quite so, quite so," said the Captain.
"Mr. Quatermain will, I am sure, keep this
history to himself."
"Of course," said J, "for 1 rather pride
myself on my discretion."
"Well," went on Sir Henry, "my brother
had a few hundred pounds to his account at
the time, and without saying anything to me
he drew out this paltry sum, and, having
adopted the name of Neville, started off for
South Africa in the wild hope of making a
fortune. This I heard afterward. Some
three years passed, and I beard nothing of
my brother, though I wrote several times.
Doubtless the letters never reached him. But
as time went on 1 grew more and more
troubled about him. I found out, Mr. Qua
termain, that blood is thicker than water."
"That's true," said I, thinking of my boy
"I found out, Mr. Q'latertnaln, that I
would have given half in . fortune to know
tfiat my brother George, tiie only r-latlon I
have, was safe ami well, and that 1 should
see him again."
"But you never did, Curtis," Jerked out
Captain Good, glancing at the big man's
"Well, Mr. Quatermain, as time went on,
I became more and more anxious to find out
if my brother was alive or dead, and if alive
to get him home asrain. I set inquiries on
foot, and your letter was one of tho results.
So far as it went it was satisfactory, for it
showed that till lately George was alive, but
it did not go far enough.
So, to cut a long story short, 1 made up my
mind to come out and look for him myself,
and Captain Good was so kind as to como
with me."
"Yes," said the captain; "nothing else Ur
do, you see. Turned out by my lords of the- '
admirality to starve on half pay. And now
perhaps, sir, you will tell us what you know
or have beard of the gentleman called
"What was it that you heard about my
brother's journey at Bamangwato?" said Sir
Henry, as I paused to liil my pii; before an
swering Captain Good.
"I heard this." 1 answered, "and I have
never mentioned it to a soul till to-day. I
beard he was starting for Solomon's Mines."
"Solomon's Mines!" ejaculated both my
hearers at once. "Where are they?"
"I don't know," 1 said; "I know where
they are said to be. 1 once saw the peaks of
tbe mountains that border them, but there
was a hundred and thirty miles of desert be
tween me and them, and I am not aware
that any white man ever got across it save
one. But perhaps the best thing I can do is
to tell you the legend of Solomon's Mines a
I know it you passing your word not to re
veal anything 1 tell you without my permis
sion. Do you agree to that? I have my rea
sons for asking it"
Sir Henry nodded, and Captain Good re
plied. "Certainly, certainly."
Continued Tomorrow.)
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