Between Boer and Briton; Or, Two Boy's Adventures in South Africa

 
9781151081148: Between Boer and Briton; Or, Two Boy's Adventures in South Africa
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII THE NELSONS DISCUSS THE SITUATION As I have said, Mr. Ralph Nelson resembled his brother greatly, excepting that he looked--as he really was--older. His hair was tinged with gray, but his eyes were as bright and his step as brisk as it had ever been. He shook hands warmly, and inside of five minutes uncle and nephew felt perfectly at home with each other. "I fancied I would find you here," he said. "I came down to Cape Town three days ago, but I had to take a run over to Port Elizabeth to see about some mining machinery that came in from Philadelphia." "And do you really buy mining machinery from us! " cried Dave. "I thought you Englishmen would use nothing but English machinery," he added, half in jest. Mr. Ralph Nelson stroked his chin and laughed. "You know better than that, Dave," he said. "Time was when both Americans and Englishmen were very much prejudiced in favor of their own country. But that time is passing away swiftly, and I think that now each great branch of the Anglo-Saxon race thinks a good deal of its brother across the ocean." "You are right there, I am certain of it." "And why shouldn't we buy machinery of you, seeing that you buy English and Scotch dress-goods, and Irish linen, and plenty of other things, from us? I believe there is enough for all of us, in the shape of work and money too, if it comes to that. But where is your father? Surely he came with you." "Here comes father now," answered Dave, as he caught sight of his parent at the door of the reading room. Soon the brothers who had been separated for so many years were fairly in each other's arms, and a long and vigorous handshaking followed. "It's the same Martin!" cried Ralph Nelson. "' Marty' I always called you. I would have known you in a minute. And you are well? D...

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