'Hunting stories, like traveller's tales, are proverbially dangerous to reputations, however literally true they may be ...' So wrote J Percy FitzPatrick of his perennial best-seller, never out of print in the century since its first publication.
Here is the story of the 'Boy' who went to seek his fortune and of his bull-terrier, the plucky runt of the litter; of Marokela, the champion Zulu haulier; of Jantje, the Bushman with all his lore; and of pioneer types from previous goldrushes in California and Australia.
A tribute to the life of the 1880s in the outposts of the agrarian Transvaal, this complete edition includes for the first time the author's "Postscript" and "The Creed of Jock".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations, 1 map
- Publisher: Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/05/2007
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780143185505