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Maiwa's Revenge
H. Rider Haggard

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MAIWA'S REVENGE 

GOBO STRIKES 

One day--it was about a week after Allan Quatermain told me his story
of the "Three Lions," and of the moving death of Jim-Jim--he and I
were walking home together on the termination of a day's shooting.  He
owned about two thousand acres of shooting round the place he had
bought in Yorkshire, over a hundred of which were wood.  It was the
second year of his occupation of the estate, and already he had reared
a very fair head of pheasants, for he was an all-round sportsman, and
as fond of shooting with a shot-gun as with an eight-bore rifle.  We
were three guns that day, Sir Henry Curtis, Old Quatermain, and
myself; but Sir Henry was obliged to leave in the middle of the
afternoon in order to meet his agent, and inspect an outlying farm
where a new shed was wanted.  However, he was coming back to dinner,
and going to bring Captain Good with him, for Brayley Hall was not

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