The People of the Mist
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The People of the Mist

By H. Rider Haggard
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The People of the Mist is a classic lost race fantasy novel. It is the tale of a British adventurer seeking wealth in the wilds of Africa, finding romance, and discovering a lost race and its monstrous god. In the novel Penniless Leonard Outram attempts to redress the undeserved loss of his family estates and fiancee by seeking his fortune in Africa. In the course of his adventures he and his Zulu companion Otter save a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd, together with her nursemaid Soa, from slavery. Leonard and Juanna are plainly attracted to each other, but prone to bickering, and their romance is impeded by the watchful and jealous Soa. The protagonists seek the legendary People of the Mist, said to possess a fabulous hoard of jewels. Finding them, they immediately become embroiled in the turbulent political affairs of the lost race, which is riven by a power-struggle between the monarch and the priesthood of its giant crocodile god. The heroic Leonard can do little more than react to events. The action climaxes in a hair-raising escape by toboggan down a steep glacier.

Table of Contents
  • THE PEOPLE OF THE MIST
  • First Published 1894.
    • DEDICATION
  • AUTHOR’S NOTE
  • THE PEOPLE OF THE MIST
  • CHAPTER I
    • THE SINS OF THE FATHER ARE VISITED ON THE CHILDREN
  • CHAPTER II
    • THE SWEARING OF THE OATH
  • CHAPTER III
    • AFTER SEVEN YEARS
  • CHAPTER IV
    • THE LAST VIGIL
  • CHAPTER V
    • OTTER GIVES COUNSEL
  • CHAPTER VI
    • THE TALE OF SOA
  • CHAPTER VII
    • LEONARD SWEARS ON THE BLOOD OF ACA
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • THE START
  • CHAPTER IX
    • THE YELLOW DEVIL’S NEST
  • CHAPTER X
    • LEONARD MAKES A PLAN
  • CHAPTER XI
    • THAT HERO OTTER
  • CHAPTER XII
    • A CHOICE LOT
  • CHAPTER XIII
    • A MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • VENGEANCE
  • CHAPTER XV
    • DISILLUSION
  • CHAPTER XVI
    • MISUNDERSTANDINGS
  • CHAPTER XVII
    • THE DEATH OF MAVOOM
  • CHAPTER XVIII
    • SOA SHOWS HER TEETH
  • CHAPTER XIX
    • THE END OF THE JOURNEY
  • CHAPTER XX
    • THE COMING OF ACA
  • CHAPTER XXI
    • THE FOLLY OF OTTER
  • CHAPTER XXII
    • THE TEMPLE OF JAL
  • CHAPTER XXIII
    • HOW JUANNA CONQUERED NAM
  • CHAPTER XXIV
    • OLFAN TELLS OF THE RUBIES
  • CHAPTER XXV
    • THE SACRIFICE AFTER THE NEW ORDER
  • CHAPTER XXVI
    • THE LAST OF THE SETTLEMENT MEN
  • CHAPTER XXVII
    • FATHER AND DAUGHTER
  • CHAPTER XXVIII
    • JUANNA PREVARICATES
  • CHAPTER XXIX
    • THE TRIAL OF THE GODS
  • CHAPTER XXX
    • FRANCISCO’S EXPIATION
  • CHAPTER XXXI
    • THE WHITE DAWN
  • CHAPTER XXXII
    • HOW OTTER FOUGHT THE WATER DWELLER
  • CHAPTER XXXIII
    • TRAPPED
  • CHAPTER XXXIV
    • NAM’S LAST ARGUMENT
  • CHAPTER XXXV
    • BE NOBLE OR BE BASE
  • CHAPTER XXXVI
    • HOW OTTER CAME BACK
  • CHAPTER XXXVII
    • “I AM REPAID, QUEEN”
  • CHAPTER XXXVIII
    • THE TRIUMPH OF NAM
  • CHAPTER XXXIX
    • THE PASSING OF THE BRIDGE
  • CHAPTER XL
    • OTTER’S FAREWELL
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