An African Adventure

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Empire and he knows Smuts and South Africa. I asked him to indicate what in his opinion would be the next great milepost of Smuts' progress. He replied: 'The destiny of Smuts is interwoven with the destiny of the whole British Empire. The Great War bound the Colonies together with bonds of blood. Out of this common peril and sacrifice has been knit a closer Imperial kinship. During the war we had an Imperial War Cabinet composed of overseas Premiers, which sat in London. Its logical successor will be a United British Empire, federated in policy but not in administration. Smuts will be the Prime Minister of these United States of Great Britian." It is the high goal of a high career. S /ff textit{Congo Basoko -K-tanleyv Ponthiervme E L G textit{II A mouth IlKindu inshasa¥ Kongo] Jshikapa TANGANYIKA ANGO L A THE HEAVY LINE INDICATES MR. MARCOaSOVS ROUTE IN AFRICA chapter{Section 4CHAPTER II — "CAPE-TO-CAIRO" WHEN you take the train for the North at Capetown you start on the first lap of what is in many respects the most picturesque journey n the world. Other railways tunnel mighty mountains, cross seething rivers, traverse scorching deserts, and invade the clouds, but none has so romantic an interest or is bound up with such adventure and imagination as this. The reason is that at Capetown begins the southern end of the famous seven-thousand- mile Cape-to-Cairo Route, one of the greatest dreams of England's prince of practical dreamers, Cecil Rhodes. Today, after thirty years of conflict with grudging Governments, the project is practically an accomplished fact. Woven into its fabric is the story of a German conspiracy that was as definite a cause of the Great War as the Balkan mess or any other phase of Teutonic international meddling. Along ...
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