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The Ivory Child

The Ivory Child by H. Rider Haggard
By: (1856-1925)

Allan Quatermain's first adventure with Lord Ragnall. (Introduction by laineyben)

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by H. Rider Haggard



Now I, Allan Quatermain, come to the story of what was, perhaps, one of the strangest of all the adventures which have befallen me in the course of a life that so far can scarcely be called tame or humdrum.

Amongst many other things it tells of the war against the Black Kendah people and the dead of Jana, their elephant god. Often since then I have wondered if this creature was or was not anything more than a mere gigantic beast of the forest. It seems improbable, even impossible, but the reader of future days may judge of this matter for himself.

Also he can form his opinion as to the religion of the White Kendah and their pretensions to a certain degree of magical skill. Of this magic I will make only one remark: If it existed at all, it was by no means infallible. To take a single instance, Harût and Marût were convinced by divination that I, and I only, could kill Jana, which was why they invited me to Kendahland. Yet in the end it was Hans who killed him. Jana nearly killed me!

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 18, 2016
Subject: The Ivory Child
A good story, similar story line to some of his others, however, given the main character that is not surprising. Excellent narration!

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