Sunday, March 21, 2010

King Solomon's Mines

When H. Rider Haggard titled this book “King Solomon’s Mines” he could have easily called it “Allen Quartermain” one of three main characters in the story. Allen Quartermain was to have his own title of his own book but that was after he’d survived the adventure in this tale.

Almost like Ishmael in “Moby Dick” Quartermain was at loose ends when he was introduced to the other two characters in the story. He’d been a hunter of some note in Africa but becoming a bit tired of safari he nonetheless signed up for a trek that would almost be the end of him.

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