Prester John

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PRESTER JOHN

By JOHN BUCHAN


Illustrated by HENRY PITZ


New York: GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY




COPYRIGHT, 1910,
BY JOHN BUCHAN


PRESTER JOHN
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PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA




TO

Time, they say, must best of us capture,
And travel and battle and gems and gold
No more can kindle the ancient rapture,
For even the youngest of hearts grows old,
But in you, I think, the boy is not over;
So take this medley of ways and wars
As the gift of a friend and a fellow-lover
Of the fairest country under the stars.

J. B.




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CONTENTS

Chapter I: The Man on the Kirkcaple Shore
Chapter II: Furth! Fortune!
Chapter III: Blaauwildebeestefontein
Chapter IV: My Journey to the Winter-veld
Chapter V: Mr Wardlaw Has a Premonition
Chapter VI: The Drums Beat at Sunset
Chapter VII: Captain Arcoll Tells a Tale
Chapter VIII: I Fall in Again with the Reverend John Laputa
Chapter IX: The Store at Umvelos'
Chapter X: I Go Treasure-hunting
Chapter XI: The Cave of the Rooirand
Chapter XII: Captain Arcoll Sends a Message
Chapter XIII: The Drift of the Letaba
Chapter XIV: I Carry the Collar of Prester John
Chapter XV: Morning in the Berg
Chapter XVI: Inanda's Kraal
Chapter XVII: A Deal and Its Consequences
Chapter XVIII: How a Man May Sometimes Put His Trust in a Horse
Chapter XIX: Arcoll's Shepherding
Chapter XX: My Last Sight of the Reverend John Laputa
Chapter XXI: I Climb the Crags a Second Time
Chapter XXII: A Great Peril and a Great Salvation
Chapter XXIII: My Uncle's Gift Is Many Times Multiplied


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1940, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.