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Adventures of Hans Sterk: The South African Hunter and Pioneer

By Alfred W. (Alfred Wilks) Drayson
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  • Captain A.W. Drayson, R.A.
  • "Adventures of Hans Sterk"
    • Preface.
    • Chapter One.
      • Introduction to the Hunters—Death of the Lion—Discovery of the Elephants by Hans Sterk.
    • Introduction to the Hunters—Death of the Lion—Discovery of the Elephants by Hans Sterk.
    • Chapter Two.
      • Following the Elephants—Cutting out the tusks—Hunting the herd of Elephants.
    • Following the Elephants—Cutting out the tusks—Hunting the herd of Elephants.
    • Chapter Three.
      • The Bull Elephant—The Charge of the Elephants—Counting the Spoils.
    • The Bull Elephant—The Charge of the Elephants—Counting the Spoils.
    • Chapter Four.
      • Seeking the Dead Elephants—Ambuscade of the Matabili Warriors—Escape of Hans Sterk and his Party—Battle with the Matabili—The Slaughter of Siedenberg.
    • Seeking the Dead Elephants—Ambuscade of the Matabili Warriors—Escape of Hans Sterk and his Party—Battle with the Matabili—The Slaughter of Siedenberg.
    • Chapter Five.
      • Commando against the Matabili and Moselekatse, the Chief of the Matabili.
    • Commando against the Matabili and Moselekatse, the Chief of the Matabili.
    • Chapter Six.
      • Hans determines to follow Katrine—He journeys by Night—Hans watches the Enemy.
    • Hans determines to follow Katrine—He journeys by Night—Hans watches the Enemy.
    • Chapter Seven.
      • Expedition of the Matabili—Hans telegraphs to Katrine, and receives his Answer.
    • Expedition of the Matabili—Hans telegraphs to Katrine, and receives his Answer.
    • Chapter Eight.
      • The attempted Rescue—Hans outwitted and captured by the Matabili.
    • The attempted Rescue—Hans outwitted and captured by the Matabili.
    • Chapter Nine.
      • Hans Sterk becomes a Prisoner with his Companions—Finds an unexpected Ally—Plots an Escape.
    • Hans Sterk becomes a Prisoner with his Companions—Finds an unexpected Ally—Plots an Escape.
    • Chapter Ten.
      • The Prisoners are free—The Pursuit—The Horses sick—The Ride for Life—The Concealment.
    • The Prisoners are free—The Pursuit—The Horses sick—The Ride for Life—The Concealment.
    • Chapter Eleven.
      • Night in the Wilderness—The Lions roar—The Savage outwitted by a Lion—The Party take up a good position.
    • Night in the Wilderness—The Lions roar—The Savage outwitted by a Lion—The Party take up a good position.
    • Chapter Twelve.
      • Preparations for a Siege—The Rock and Caves—Wild Bees and Rock Rabbits—The Baboons—The Night Watch.
    • Preparations for a Siege—The Rock and Caves—Wild Bees and Rock Rabbits—The Baboons—The Night Watch.
    • Chapter Thirteen.
      • The Matabili appear, and follow the spoor of Hans’ party—The Discovery—The Attack—The Repulse of the Savages.
    • The Matabili appear, and follow the spoor of Hans’ party—The Discovery—The Attack—The Repulse of the Savages.
    • Chapter Fourteen.
      • The Fortification—Waiting Relief—Fight to the Last—Fresh Weapons—The Maidens keep watch—The Savages’ Night Attack—Their Defeat—The Battle—New Allies—The Poisoned Arrows—More of the Enemy arrive.
    • The Fortification—Waiting Relief—Fight to the Last—Fresh Weapons—The Maidens keep watch—The Savages’ Night Attack—Their Defeat—The Battle—New Allies—The Poisoned Arrows—More of the Enemy arrive.
    • Chapter Fifteen.
      • Bernhard’s Journey—His Success—To the Rescue.
    • Bernhard’s Journey—His Success—To the Rescue.
    • Chapter Sixteen.
      • The Fight for Life—Grand Attack of the Matabili—Help arrives—The Meeting of Old Friends—Retreat from the Stronghold.
    • The Fight for Life—Grand Attack of the Matabili—Help arrives—The Meeting of Old Friends—Retreat from the Stronghold.
    • Chapter Seventeen.
      • The Boers’ Camp—The Plans for the Future—Off to Natal—Treaty with the Zulu Chief—His Treachery—Slaughter of the Boers—The Defence of the Boers.
    • The Boers’ Camp—The Plans for the Future—Off to Natal—Treaty with the Zulu Chief—His Treachery—Slaughter of the Boers—The Defence of the Boers.
    • Chapter Eighteen.
      • The Boers advance towards Zulu Land—Their Battle with the Zulus—Hans’ Danger—Lost—The Artifice—The Race for Life.
    • The Boers advance towards Zulu Land—Their Battle with the Zulus—Hans’ Danger—Lost—The Artifice—The Race for Life.
    • Chapter Nineteen.
      • Unexpected Meeting—Hans tells his Story—The Ambuscade—Greek meets Greek in War—The Country near Natal—The News—The solitary Hunt in the Bush.
    • Unexpected Meeting—Hans tells his Story—The Ambuscade—Greek meets Greek in War—The Country near Natal—The News—The solitary Hunt in the Bush.
    • Chapter Twenty.
      • The Emigrants collect their Forces—Battle with Dingaan, the Zulu Chief—Formation of the Natal Settlement—The Treachery of the Zulu Chief—Brother against Brother.
    • The Emigrants collect their Forces—Battle with Dingaan, the Zulu Chief—Formation of the Natal Settlement—The Treachery of the Zulu Chief—Brother against Brother.
    • Chapter Twenty One.
      • A Hunting Trip—Round the Bivouac Fire—The Hunter’s Tale—Carried off by a Lion—The Shooting Laws in the Desert—The Ophir of Scripture—Baboons hunting a Leopard—The Natal Rock Snake.
    • A Hunting Trip—Round the Bivouac Fire—The Hunter’s Tale—Carried off by a Lion—The Shooting Laws in the Desert—The Ophir of Scripture—Baboons hunting a Leopard—The Natal Rock Snake.
    • Chapter Twenty Two.
      • Elephants found—The Hunt—The Evening at the Camp—An Elephant Adventure—Encounter with a Kaffir Spy—More Elephants—Strange Men—Hans made Prisoner.
    • Elephants found—The Hunt—The Evening at the Camp—An Elephant Adventure—Encounter with a Kaffir Spy—More Elephants—Strange Men—Hans made Prisoner.
    • Chapter Twenty Three.
      • Hans carried away—His Fellow-prisoners—Slavery—Thoughts of Escape—Carried off to Sea—The Voyage—Pursued—The Chase—The Night Battle—The Repulse—The Capture.
    • Hans carried away—His Fellow-prisoners—Slavery—Thoughts of Escape—Carried off to Sea—The Voyage—Pursued—The Chase—The Night Battle—The Repulse—The Capture.
    • Chapter Twenty Four.
      • Off to Simon’s Bay—Mutiny of the Slaves—Their Repulse—Ship on Fire—The black Demons—The Zulus’ Escape—The Vessel sinks.
    • Off to Simon’s Bay—Mutiny of the Slaves—Their Repulse—Ship on Fire—The black Demons—The Zulus’ Escape—The Vessel sinks.
    • Chapter Twenty Five.
      • Off in the Boats—The Storm—A fair Wind—A Council—They Steer for Islands—Land.
    • Off in the Boats—The Storm—A fair Wind—A Council—They Steer for Islands—Land.
    • Chapter Twenty Six.
      • Game found on the Islands—Want of Water—Water at Last—Sea-lions—Fish and Eggs—A Ship—Rescued and Carried to Simon’s Bay—The Traveller among the Cockneys.
    • Game found on the Islands—Want of Water—Water at Last—Sea-lions—Fish and Eggs—A Ship—Rescued and Carried to Simon’s Bay—The Traveller among the Cockneys.
    • Chapter Twenty Seven.
      • Hans tires of the Towns—Reaches the Wilderness—Adventures with Wild Beasts—Meets his old Companions, and starts for his old Haunts.
    • Hans tires of the Towns—Reaches the Wilderness—Adventures with Wild Beasts—Meets his old Companions, and starts for his old Haunts.
    • Appendix.
      • The Dutch Boer of South Africa.
      • The Hottentot.
      • The Amakosa Kaffir.
    • The Dutch Boer of South Africa.
    • The Hottentot.
    • The Amakosa Kaffir.
    • Appendix.
      • The Dutch Boer of South Africa.
      • The Hottentot.
      • The Amakosa Kaffir.
    • The Dutch Boer of South Africa.
    • The Hottentot.
    • The Amakosa Kaffir.
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