Six Months at the Cape
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Six Months at the Cape

By R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
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  • R.M. Ballantyne
  • "Six Months at the Cape"
    • Letter 1.
      • “A Life on the Ocean Wave.”
    • “A Life on the Ocean Wave.”
    • Letter 2.
      • Hunting Springboks on the Karroo.
    • Hunting Springboks on the Karroo.
    • Letter 3.
      • Somerset—The British Settlers—Original “Owners”—Native Church-Going.
    • Somerset—The British Settlers—Original “Owners”—Native Church-Going.
    • Letter 4.
      • Adventures with Ostriches.
    • Adventures with Ostriches.
    • Letter 5.
      • More about Ostriches—Karroo Gardens—A Ride with Bonny—Sketching under Difficulties—Anecdotes and Incidents.
    • More about Ostriches—Karroo Gardens—A Ride with Bonny—Sketching under Difficulties—Anecdotes and Incidents.
    • Letter 6.
      • Over the Plains—Lion and Tiger Reminiscences—Frontier Forces and Escaped Convicts—Monkeys and Prickly Pears—A Veteran Settler’s Experiences of Kafir Warfare—Story of the Dutch Farmers’ Rising in 1815.
    • Over the Plains—Lion and Tiger Reminiscences—Frontier Forces and Escaped Convicts—Monkeys and Prickly Pears—A Veteran Settler’s Experiences of Kafir Warfare—Story of the Dutch Farmers’ Rising in 1815.
    • Letter 7.
      • Lion-Hunting, etcetera, in the Early Days—Bushmen and their Troubles.
    • Lion-Hunting, etcetera, in the Early Days—Bushmen and their Troubles.
    • Letter 8.
      • Rain! Rain! Rain!—Baboons River—Seahorse Kloof—We hunt the Hills on Horseback in spite of Rain—Floods and Accidents—Part from Hobson—Mail-Carts and Diamond-Diggers.
    • Rain! Rain! Rain!—Baboons River—Seahorse Kloof—We hunt the Hills on Horseback in spite of Rain—Floods and Accidents—Part from Hobson—Mail-Carts and Diamond-Diggers.
    • Letter 9.
      • Crossing the Great Fish River—Travelling at the Cape as it is to be—Grahamstown, her Early Struggles and Present Prosperity.
    • Crossing the Great Fish River—Travelling at the Cape as it is to be—Grahamstown, her Early Struggles and Present Prosperity.
    • Letter 10.
      • Salem—A Peculiar Picnic—Polo under Difficulties—Lecturing and Singing—Sporting at Night.
    • Salem—A Peculiar Picnic—Polo under Difficulties—Lecturing and Singing—Sporting at Night.
    • Letter 11.
      • Algoa Bay—Kafirs on the Coast—Difficulties Regarding Servants.
    • Algoa Bay—Kafirs on the Coast—Difficulties Regarding Servants.
    • Letter 12.
      • Port Elizabeth—Algoa Bay—Diamonds—Kafir Nobility.
    • Port Elizabeth—Algoa Bay—Diamonds—Kafir Nobility.
    • Letter 13.
      • The “Cape Doctor”—The Capetown Mine—Mules, Literature, and Customs-Officials.
    • The “Cape Doctor”—The Capetown Mine—Mules, Literature, and Customs-Officials.
    • Letter 14.
      • Stellenbosch, etcetera.
    • Stellenbosch, etcetera.
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