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MARIE

AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF THE LATE ALLAN QUATERMAIN

by

H. RIDER HAGGARD



DEDICATION


Ditchingham, 1912.

My dear Sir Henry,--

Nearly thirty-seven years have gone by, more than a generation, since
first we saw the shores of Southern Africa rising from the sea.  Since
then how much has happened: the Annexation of the Transvaal, the Zulu
War, the first Boer War, the discovery of the Rand, the taking of
Rhodesia, the second Boer War, and many other matters which in these
quick-moving times are now reckoned as ancient history.

Alas! I fear that were we to re-visit that country we should find but
few faces which we knew.  Yet of one thing we may be glad.  Those
historical events, in some of which you, as the ruler of Natal, played a
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