By Lewis DeSoto
Märit Laurens is a tender lady of British descent who involves reside together with her husband, Ben, on their newly bought farm alongside the border of South Africa. almost immediately after her arrival, violence moves on the center of Märit's global. Devastated and harassed yet decided to run the farm on her personal, Märit reveals herself in a simmering tug of warfare among the neighborhood Afrikaner neighborhood and the black staff who survive the farm, either vying for keep an eye on over the land within the wake of tragedy. Märit's in simple terms supporter is her black housekeeper, Tembi, who, like Märit, is by myself on this planet. jointly, the ladies fight to carry directly to the farm, however the quietly encroaching civil struggle brings out conflicting loyalties that flip the struggle for the farm right into a struggle for his or her lives.
exciting to learn, A Blade of Grass is a wrenching tale of friendship and betrayal and of the trauma of the land that has formed post-colonial Africa.
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We've run into a big hail storm. Look at those frozen stones! " On a little platform in front of the steering−house could be seen falling immense hailstones. They played a tattoo on the wooden planks. "A hail storm! " cried Mr. Damon. " echoed Mr. Parker. "I expected we would have one. " "Cheerful," remarked Tom in a low voice, with an apprehensive look at Ned. " asked his chum. "Danger? Plenty of it," replied the young inventor. "The frozen particles may rip open the gas bag. "He stopped suddenly and looked at a gage on the wall of the steering−tower−−a gage that showed the gas pressure.
Thought Tom, but he did not tell Ned what he had picked up as it went over the wire. "Why should Andy want to be informed when we leave? That's why Pete was hanging around here! He had been instructed to let Andy know when we left for Seattle. " CHAPTER VIII. A THIEF IN THE NIGHT 31 Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice Tom was still puzzling over the matter when their train roiled in and he and the others got aboard. " cried Ned. " The trip to Chicago was without incident, and, on arrival in the Windy City, Tom was on the lookout for Andy or his father, but he did not see them.
He felt for the map case, opened it and saw, in the gleam of the light, that it was safe. "He didn't get it anyhow," murmured our hero. " Tom glanced to where his coat and other clothing hung in the little berth−hammock, and a hasty search showed that his money and ticket were safe. "It was the map he was after all right," mused Tom. "I'll have a talk with Mr. Damon in the morning about what's best to do. That's why the fellow has been keeping such a close watch on us. " Then another thought came to Tom.
A Blade of Grass by Lewis DeSoto