whose hospitality at this place is well known. A never-failing
'I know nothing further, but I have made some guesses.'
'Let's hear your guesses,' he said, blowing smoke rings from his pipe. 'I think the main mover is a great black minister who calls himself John Laputa.'
Captain Arcoll nearly sprang out of his chair. 'Now, how on earth did you find that out? Quick, Mr Crawfurd, tell me all you know, for this is desperately important.'
I began at the beginning, and told him the story of what happened on the Kirkcaple shore. Then I spoke of my sight of him on board ship, his talk with Henriques about Blaauwildebeestefontein, and his hurried departure from Durban.
Captain Arcoll listened intently, and at the mention of Durban he laughed. 'You and I seem to have been running on lines which nearly touched. I thought I had grabbed my friend Laputa that night in Durban, but I was too cocksure and he slipped off. Do you know, Mr Crawfurd, you have been on the right trail long before me? When did you say you saw him at his devil-worship? Seven years ago? Then you were the first man alive to know the Reverend John in his true colours. You knew seven years ago what I only found out last year.'
'Well, that's my story,' I said. 'I don't know what the rising is about, but there's one other thing I can tell you. There's some kind of sacred place for the Kaffirs, and I've found out where it is.' I gave him a short account of my adventures in the Rooirand.
He smoked silently for a bit after I had finished. 'You've got the skeleton of the whole thing right, and you only want the filling up. And you found out everything for yourself? Colles was right; you're not wanting in intelligence, Mr Crawfurd.'
It was not much of a compliment, but I have never been more pleased in my life. This slim, grizzled man, with his wrinkled face and bright eyes, was clearly not lavish in his praise. I felt it was no small thing to have earned a word of commendation.
- his fingers, right and left, and presently found slimy
- finance that was not credible. All Hillary had to do was
- as a freshman senator. The night before, I kidded her about
- take a week or longer by the time I made the obligatory
- The other he ordered straight westward with orders to halt
- left behind, sometimes brutalized, and too often ignored
- my eight-year total to 456, out of more than 7,000 petitions
- primary school enrollment; and Honduras was to go from
- was anxious to examine a reported coal-mine which turned
- community was whipped into a frenzy by permanent demonstrations
- been killed when their small plane crashed. Carnahan and
- Of the states I had won in 1996, Bush picked up Nevada,
- and other comforts. At Caylen, the most southern island,
- forces. The Israelis would also be able to maintain their
- new UN Security Council resolution saying that this agreement,
- had been leavened by the need to work with a Democratic
- of an ancient tertiary epoch) of which these islands are
- Supreme Court ordered the inclusion of more recounted votes
- must show that irreparable harm would result unless the
- It contained three parts: a commitment to end the violence;
- reason we have seen so many parrots lately; the cheucau
- fuel emissions from trucks and buses. Together with the
- left the United States for Switzerland shortly before he
- reporting the price of certain oil transactions to minimize
- to tell him that she loved him. A dozen times she thought
- police opened fire with rubber bullets on stone throwers
- was indicted on tax and other charges for allegedly falsely
- each other as we watched Hillary close the curtain and
- event in this quiet retired corner of the world; and nearly
- there would never be an agreement. Arafat was afraid of
- advice was that he should put together a good team and
- over the site and to strengthen his hand against a challenge
- ‘beware’ for nothing.” They were soon anxious for
- to refuse to be provoked. I thought Sharon should have
- progress or put into sharp relief Bushs explicit commitment
- thanks in no small measure to Bonos personal outreach to
- In three strides he found his foot splashing in water.
- of our thirty-year friendship and Joes work for civil rights
- to Camp David. The other leaders had been very supportive
- sentence for violating an old law Schaffer knew nothing
- the ray of light from Max's lamp impinged upon the opening
- chairman John Kasich. Even Jesse Helms was supporting it,
- and told him I also had a chance to make an agreement with
- keep her composure and answer the ques-tions, which she
- to peer through the fog ahead, he turned and descended
- requests, rejecting hundreds more and granting 140, bringing
- were present, but might as well have been on opposite sides
- get peace, there would be a Palestinian state in roughly
- their terrible ordeals in the untracked jungle to the south;
- on by a thread in an election contest that would drag on