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King Solomon's Mines

By Haggard, Henry Rider

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Title: King Solomon's Mines  
Author: Haggard, Henry Rider
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Chapter One. I MEET SIR HENRY CURTIS IT is a curious thing that at my age?fifty-five last birthday?I should find myself taking up a pen to try and write a history. I wonder what sort of a history it will be when I have done it, if I ever come to the end of the trip! I have done a good many things in my life, which seems a long one to me, owing to my having begun so young, perhaps. At an age when other boys are at school I was earning my living as a trader in the old Colony. I have been trading, hunting, fighting, or mining ever since. And yet it is only eight months ago that I made my pile. It is a big pile now I have got it?I don?t yet know how big?but I don?t think I would go through the last fifteen or sixteen months again for it; no, not if I knew that I should come out safe at the end, pile and all. But then, I am a timid man, and don?t like violence, and am pretty sick of adventure. I wonder why I am going to write this book; it is not in my line. I am not a literary man, though very devoted to the Old Testament and also to the ?Ingoldsby Legends.? Let me try and set down my reasons, just to see if I have any.

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Table of Contents: King Solomon's Mines, 1 -- H. Ryder Haggard, 1


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