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By Tony Maxwell

THE younger LIONS - An grownup African-Adventure Story

Robert Hamilton was once a naive 18 year-old, a tender Lion from the colony...

... till he met Emma, his mother's appealing more youthful sister in London.

An grownup action-adventure tale set in nineteenth Century South Africa at the Transvaal goldfields now overshadowed through the looming danger of the Anglo-Boer War.

The younger Lions is the tale of Robert's adventures within the bedrooms and within the wild bushveld of a land suffering to return to phrases with its huge, immense wealth now the envy of abroad interests.

˃˃˃ The younger Lions is the 1st in a chain at the adventures of the Hamilton family members in Africa.

The novel, THE courageous males, is the sequel to The younger Lions.

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Why are you so purpose on sending him off to Africa? ” “My pricey, i'm certain younger Robert’s destiny is necessary to we all. ” Later that night Emma, truly unsatisfied with Reggie’s discuss going to Africa, threw all pretence apart and went instantly to Robert’s compartment. Their teach pulled into Waverley Station round breakfast time. whereas they'd breakfast within the station eating place, John Burgess took care of the bags and made the bookings for his or her teach trip to Perth after which directly to Pitlochry. there have been no luxurious coaches this time. in its place, all of them travelled jointly sitting bolt upright on uncomfortable wood benches. The fabulous surroundings of the Scottish Highlands being the single redeeming function of the adventure. For his half, Robert used to be enthralled. 9 years had handed when you consider that his kinfolk left Scotland, and he had forgotten the vibrant greenery of the rolling hills and the majestic Highland livestock that stared on the clattering teach. “Do you're thinking that we would get a chance to go to the Hamilton’s at Fairlee? ” he requested. “Yes, i assume we could,” Emma answered, “though in her fresh letter, Isabella did ask us to not move anyplace close to Fairlee Manor. ” “I acquired an analogous reaction while I urged vacationing Fairlee Manor prior to I left Canada. Why do you think that my mom feels that approach? ” “Oh, a few difficulties happened prior to your loved ones left for the US. Did my sister by no means inform you approximately them? ” “Nothing that i will be able to remember; what kind of difficulties? ” “Do you bear in mind your puppy rabbits being killed? ” “Yes, I do remember anything taking place to my rabbits. i feel my cousin Andrew stumbled on all of them hacked to items. I basically be mindful seeing him lined of their blood. ” Robert used to be silent for a second, “Surely they didn't blame him? ” “Well, nobody knew who used to be dependable. Then, a month later while your child brother David disappeared, basically to be discovered locked in a backyard shed, he laid the blame on Andrew. in fact, nobody particularly took 12 months previous David heavily. even though, i wouldn't be shocked if the incident had a few relating your parent’s choice to depart Fairlee. ” “Nevertheless, i need to go to Fairlee and maybe see Andrew once more. ” “Well, i will ponder no the reason for this is that no longer; notwithstanding I don’t think we should always point out the stopover at to my sister. On our go back trip, we will swap trains in Edinburgh and take an area educate to Melrose. i'm yes your Uncle Malcolm may ship a trainer to take us to the property. I haven’t been again to Fairlee, now not due to the fact that your loved ones left for the United States. i feel i'd take pleasure in vacationing the outdated position back; what do you're thinking that, Reggie? ” “Dear Emma, every little thing will depend on what may possibly take place over the following few days. I recommend we ship a telegram to Malcolm Hamilton from Pitlochry, forewarning him of your plans. should still i need to go back to London at once, I’m definite you either will be such a lot welcome at Fairlee. ” Emma kissed him on his cheek, “Thank you my expensive, yet I do wish it is possible for you to to accompany us.

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