Hair-Breadth Escapes: The Adventures of Three Boys in South Africa
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Hair-Breadth Escapes: The Adventures of Three Boys in South Africa

By H. C. (Henry Cadwallader) Adams
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Table of Contents
  • Rev. H.C. Adams
  • "Hair-Breadth Escapes"
    • Dedication.
    • Chapter One.
      • The Hooghly—Old Jennings—Short-handed—The Three Boys—Frank—Nick—Ernest—Dr Lavie—Teneriffe.
    • The Hooghly—Old Jennings—Short-handed—The Three Boys—Frank—Nick—Ernest—Dr Lavie—Teneriffe.
    • Chapter Two.
      • The Cape Verdes—Dionysius’s Ear—Unwelcome News—French Leave—The Skipper’s Wrath—A Scrape.
    • The Cape Verdes—Dionysius’s Ear—Unwelcome News—French Leave—The Skipper’s Wrath—A Scrape.
    • Chapter Three.
      • Strange Tidings—Pirates on Board—A Revel—A Narrow Escape—Death of Jennings.
    • Strange Tidings—Pirates on Board—A Revel—A Narrow Escape—Death of Jennings.
    • Chapter Four.
      • A Fog—Wrecked—A Consultation—Survey of the Shore—A Strange Spectacle—The First Night on Shore.
    • A Fog—Wrecked—A Consultation—Survey of the Shore—A Strange Spectacle—The First Night on Shore.
    • Chapter Five.
      • Plans—The Boys set out—A Disappointment—The First Bok—Water! Water!—A Midnight Visitor.
    • Plans—The Boys set out—A Disappointment—The First Bok—Water! Water!—A Midnight Visitor.
    • Chapter Six.
      • A Second Visitor—Nick’s Club—A Halt—A Mysterious Cry—A New Mode of Imprisonment.
    • A Second Visitor—Nick’s Club—A Halt—A Mysterious Cry—A New Mode of Imprisonment.
    • Chapter Seven.
      • A Good Action Rewarded—A Raid on the Parrots—Omatoko’s Story—Proposed Change of Route—Bivouac for the Night.
    • A Good Action Rewarded—A Raid on the Parrots—Omatoko’s Story—Proposed Change of Route—Bivouac for the Night.
    • Chapter Eight.
      • Dangerous Neighbours—Free and Easy Visitors—Proposed Departure—Journey Resumed—An African Storm—A Neck and Neck Struggle.
    • Dangerous Neighbours—Free and Easy Visitors—Proposed Departure—Journey Resumed—An African Storm—A Neck and Neck Struggle.
    • Chapter Nine.
      • Measuring the Enemy—Poisoned Arrows—Substitutes for Water—Ostriches—A Sad Casualty—A New Mode of Deerstalking—Omatoko Triumphant.
    • Measuring the Enemy—Poisoned Arrows—Substitutes for Water—Ostriches—A Sad Casualty—A New Mode of Deerstalking—Omatoko Triumphant.
    • Chapter Ten.
      • A Hottentot Kraal—The Hottentot Chief—Umboo’s Message—News from Cape Town—The Hottentot Programme—Learned Speculations.
    • A Hottentot Kraal—The Hottentot Chief—Umboo’s Message—News from Cape Town—The Hottentot Programme—Learned Speculations.
    • Chapter Eleven.
      • A Challenge—A Stratagem Detected—Assegai versus Rifle—The Feast—The Dance—A Foray—The Boys Escape.
    • A Challenge—A Stratagem Detected—Assegai versus Rifle—The Feast—The Dance—A Foray—The Boys Escape.
    • Chapter Twelve.
      • The Flight—The Boys recaptured—A Council—The Shadow of Death—A Strange Deliverance.
    • The Flight—The Boys recaptured—A Council—The Shadow of Death—A Strange Deliverance.
    • Chapter Thirteen.
      • Frank, Lord-Paramount—An Ant Village—Amiable Bees—A Hasty Draught—Search for Water—A Stranger.
    • Frank, Lord-Paramount—An Ant Village—Amiable Bees—A Hasty Draught—Search for Water—A Stranger.
    • Chapter Fourteen.
      • The Stranger’s Story—George Schmidt—Important News—The Commando System—The Root of the Matter—A Band of Marauders.
    • The Stranger’s Story—George Schmidt—Important News—The Commando System—The Root of the Matter—A Band of Marauders.
    • Chapter Fifteen.
      • Kaffir Incredulity—The Great Kalahari—A Prize—An Exciting Chase—The Kaffir Game-Trap—A Natural Bridge—An African Flood.
    • Kaffir Incredulity—The Great Kalahari—A Prize—An Exciting Chase—The Kaffir Game-Trap—A Natural Bridge—An African Flood.
    • Chapter Sixteen.
      • Strange Company—Captured again—The Kaffir Village—Chuma Obdurate—Lavie’s Mission—The Wizard—A Bond of Fellowship.
    • Strange Company—Captured again—The Kaffir Village—Chuma Obdurate—Lavie’s Mission—The Wizard—A Bond of Fellowship.
    • Chapter Seventeen.
      • Mission Talk—Impending Dangers—An Unexpected Friend—Kobo’s Story—Maomo’s Designs—De Walden’s Resolve—A Night Expedition.
    • Mission Talk—Impending Dangers—An Unexpected Friend—Kobo’s Story—Maomo’s Designs—De Walden’s Resolve—A Night Expedition.
    • Chapter Eighteen.
      • Bavian’s Pool—Place aux Roi—Giant Bathers—An Elephant Hunt—The “Nick” of Time—Nick’s Ovation—De Walden arrested.
    • Bavian’s Pool—Place aux Roi—Giant Bathers—An Elephant Hunt—The “Nick” of Time—Nick’s Ovation—De Walden arrested.
    • Chapter Nineteen.
      • De Walden brought to Trial—His Defence—Imminent Danger—De Walden’s Doom—The Escape—A Rapid Journey—Koodoo’s Kloof.
    • De Walden brought to Trial—His Defence—Imminent Danger—De Walden’s Doom—The Escape—A Rapid Journey—Koodoo’s Kloof.
    • Chapter Twenty.
      • A Raft—Fate of Maomo—The Island—A Strange Apparition—A Hippopotamus Hunt—The Beautiful Stranger—Nick again—The Hippopotamus Trap.
    • A Raft—Fate of Maomo—The Island—A Strange Apparition—A Hippopotamus Hunt—The Beautiful Stranger—Nick again—The Hippopotamus Trap.
    • Chapter Twenty One.
      • The Basuto Kraal—Queen Laura—The Queen’s Narrative—The Wreck of the Grosvenor—Sufferings of the Survivors—The Basuto Chief—De Walden’s Joy.
    • The Basuto Kraal—Queen Laura—The Queen’s Narrative—The Wreck of the Grosvenor—Sufferings of the Survivors—The Basuto Chief—De Walden’s Joy.
    • Chapter Twenty Two.
      • Life in the Basuto Kraal—A Giraffe Hunt—An Unexpected Interference—Ernest and Ella—Ernest’s Embarrassment.
    • Life in the Basuto Kraal—A Giraffe Hunt—An Unexpected Interference—Ernest and Ella—Ernest’s Embarrassment.
    • Chapter Twenty Three.
      • Frank and Nick Rebel—A Hazardous Determination—A Sudden Departure—A Wounded Buffalo—Ominous Sounds—Rescue at the Last Moment.
    • Frank and Nick Rebel—A Hazardous Determination—A Sudden Departure—A Wounded Buffalo—Ominous Sounds—Rescue at the Last Moment.
    • Chapter Twenty Four.
      • The Long-Expected Arrival—Captain Wilmore’s Narrative—The Tutelary Spirit—Lion to the Rescue—Plans for the Future—The Future Church.
    • The Long-Expected Arrival—Captain Wilmore’s Narrative—The Tutelary Spirit—Lion to the Rescue—Plans for the Future—The Future Church.
    • Appendix.
      • The Hottentot God.
      • Kaffir Prophets.
      • Wreck of the Grosvenor.
    • The Hottentot God.
    • Kaffir Prophets.
    • Wreck of the Grosvenor.
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