The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard:|
the scene in the dwarf's hut, and his request that when I met the
buffalo with the cleft horn in the pool of a dried river, I should
remember that he was nothing but a "poor old Kafir cheat."
After this I saw my mother bending over a little child in my bed in the
old house in Oxfordshire where I was born, and then--blackness!
I came to myself again and saw, instead of my mother, the stately figure
of Saduko bending over me upon one side, and on the other that of Scowl,
the half-bred Hottentot, who was weeping, for his hot tears fell upon my
"He is gone," said poor Scowl; "that bewitched beast with the split horn
has killed him. He is gone who was the best white man in all South
Child of Storm