The War of the Axe: Adventures in South Africa
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The War of the Axe: Adventures in South Africa

By J. Percy-Groves
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  • J. Percy-Groves
  • "The War of the Axe"
  • "Adventures in South Africa"
    • Chapter One.
      • The Surat Castle—Our Hero—A Rough Night in the Atlantic—After the Gale—Land ho!
    • The Surat Castle—Our Hero—A Rough Night in the Atlantic—After the Gale—Land ho!
    • Chapter Two.
      • The Desert Island—A Happy Release.
    • The Desert Island—A Happy Release.
    • Chapter Three.
      • Tom Flinders is reminded of the old saying—“The World is very small.”
    • Tom Flinders is reminded of the old saying—“The World is very small.”
    • Chapter Four.
      • Mr Weston’s Story.
    • Mr Weston’s Story.
    • Chapter Five.
      • The end of the Voyage—Table Bay—“Doth not a meeting like this, make amends!”
    • The end of the Voyage—Table Bay—“Doth not a meeting like this, make amends!”
    • Chapter Six.
      • Tom Flinders’ Home—“A friend in need Is a friend indeed!”—An Expedition proposed.
    • Tom Flinders’ Home—“A friend in need Is a friend indeed!”—An Expedition proposed.
    • Chapter Seven.
      • The Start from Mossel Bay—On “Trek”—Outspanned—Round the Camp Fire.
    • The Start from Mossel Bay—On “Trek”—Outspanned—Round the Camp Fire.
    • Chapter Eight.
      • Tom gives the Alarm—Rifle versus Assegai—Triumph of the White Man!—“Kicking Jan” outkicks himself—A Catastrophe—Arrival at Ralfontein.
    • Tom gives the Alarm—Rifle versus Assegai—Triumph of the White Man!—“Kicking Jan” outkicks himself—A Catastrophe—Arrival at Ralfontein.
    • Chapter Nine.
      • Ralfontein—Captain Jamieson and his family—Business before pleasure!—The last evening at the Farm—A startling proposal.
    • Ralfontein—Captain Jamieson and his family—Business before pleasure!—The last evening at the Farm—A startling proposal.
    • Chapter Ten.
      • Farewell to Ralfontein.
    • Farewell to Ralfontein.
    • Chapter Eleven.
      • How Tom and his friend went a-hunting; and what befell them.
    • How Tom and his friend went a-hunting; and what befell them.
    • Chapter Twelve.
      • Missing!—The search—How Tom was besieged in a cave—The return home.
    • Missing!—The search—How Tom was besieged in a cave—The return home.
    • Chapter Thirteen.
      • Two years after—Rumours of war—Good news for Tom—Mr Weston makes an interesting proposal.
    • Two years after—Rumours of war—Good news for Tom—Mr Weston makes an interesting proposal.
    • Chapter Fourteen.
      • Off to the wars!—Jamieson’s Horse—A bumptious sub—Tom’s first patrol.
    • Off to the wars!—Jamieson’s Horse—A bumptious sub—Tom’s first patrol.
    • Chapter Fifteen.
      • Tom receives an unexpected invitation—With the Cape Rifles—Mountain warfare—Formidable odds—The effects of shell.
    • Tom receives an unexpected invitation—With the Cape Rifles—Mountain warfare—Formidable odds—The effects of shell.
    • Chapter Sixteen.
      • The attack on the escort—Fifty to one!—A deed of “Derrin’ do”—Arrival at the camp—Bad news.
    • The attack on the escort—Fifty to one!—A deed of “Derrin’ do”—Arrival at the camp—Bad news.
    • Chapter Seventeen.
      • Fighting their battles o’er again.
    • Fighting their battles o’er again.
    • Chapter Eighteen.
      • The 18th April—A Fight against terrible odds—Numbered with the slain!—The March to Block Drift.
    • The 18th April—A Fight against terrible odds—Numbered with the slain!—The March to Block Drift.
    • Chapter Nineteen.
      • Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire.
    • Out of the Frying-pan into the Fire.
    • Chapter Twenty.
      • An unexpected Meeting—A friendly Caffre.
    • An unexpected Meeting—A friendly Caffre.
    • Chapter Twenty One.
      • In Durance vile—The Prisoners learn their fate—A fatal Dose.
    • In Durance vile—The Prisoners learn their fate—A fatal Dose.
    • Chapter Twenty Two.
      • A Starlight Tramp.
    • A Starlight Tramp.
    • Chapter Twenty Three.
      • Crossing the Storm Bergen—A Scene of Slaughter—Tom’s last adventure—“Out of the Wood” at last!
    • Crossing the Storm Bergen—A Scene of Slaughter—Tom’s last adventure—“Out of the Wood” at last!
    • Chapter Twenty Four.
      • The Last.
    • The Last.
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