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By Edgar Wallace

It's a time while the main global powers are vying for colonial honours, a time of ju-ju, witch medical professionals and an uneasy peace with Bosambo, awesome leader of the Ochori. while Commissioner Sanders is going on go away, the trusty Lieutenant Hamilton takes over management of the African territories. even if, once more, the trouble-prone Bones, whereas desiring to support, basically manages to unfold his personal distinct type of blameless and endearing mischief.

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You might take a note of this, Hamilton,” he said aside, “though why the deuce he wants a note of this made I cannot for the life of me imagine. ” Sanders gasped. ” he asked incredulously. The man nodded his head. ” asked Sanders. This was no time for ceremony or for polite euphemistic descriptions even of Cabinet Ministers. ” Sanders raced across the plank and through the Houssa lines, dragging the messenger by the arm, and Hamilton, with a hastily summoned guard, followed. They found Joseph Blowter tied scientifically to a gum-tree, a wedge of wood in his mouth to prevent him speaking, and he was a terribly unhappy man.

That Bosambo was not in command made no difference and did not tarnish the prestige in Tumbilimi’s eyes, and though the raids upon his territory by Mimbimi had been mild, the truculent chief, disdaining the use of his full army, marched with his select column to bring in the head and feet of the man who had dared violate his territory. Exactly what happened to Tumbilimi’s party is not known; all the men who escaped from the ambush in which Mimbimi lay give a different account, and each account creditable to themselves, though the only thing which stands in their favour is that they did certainly save their lives.

Sanders took out of the breast pocket on his uniform jacket a folded paper, and passed it across the table. Hamilton read: Sir, I have the honour to inform you that the Rt Hon. Mr James Blowter, his Majesty’s Secretary of State for the Colonies, is expected to arrive at your station on the thirtieth inst. I trust you will give the Right Honourable gentleman every facility for studying on the spot the problems upon which he is such an authority. I have to request you to instruct all Sub-Commissioners, Inspectors, and Officers commanding troops in your division to make adequate arrangements for Mr Blowter’s comfort and protection.

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