By Tom Gamble
An idealistic younger Englishman, Harry Summerfield, befriends an American oil explorer in Gibraltar within the Nineteen Thirties. Their assembly sparks a trip for either males to be able to take them throughout Morocco and northerly Africa, to come across the cruel realities of Berber competition to French colonial rule and the eagerness of a love for a similar younger French lady. choked with motion, personality and terribly bright neighborhood color, it is a large novel ofadventure and romance which retains the reader guessing web page after web page.
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There lacked the accent. There lacked the annoyingly smug self-confidence that exuded from that type of Englishman who naturally and unquestionably was the best in this world and any other. It was probably because of this last point that Wilding got to liking him. Summerfield was an Englishman apart, a doubter and a rebel, more Yankee than Brit. Strolling in the narrow streets of the colony, often half-drunk from the heat and beer, Summerfield played games, cockily saluting military officers whenever they crossed them, mimicking their peculiarly nonchalant and sloppy style.
I saw death when the Spanish and French hunted down the dissidents some years ago. ’ They were silent for a few seconds and Summerfield’s attention returned to the riad and he felt the greatest of calm enter him. The colours, the sound of trickling water and birdsong, the sweet nip of spearmint tea in his mouth made it all so complete, all so satisfying. When he turned back, he saw that Abrach was observing him. But the merchant didn’t seem to mind. Instead, he smiled and Summerfield thought he saw a note of sadness in the man’s face.
He remembered that he hadn’t thought he’d learn to accept so quickly. He pulled on his cigarette, took a sip of the burning tea—spearmint—and felt better. Suddenly, feeling a presence, Summerfield glanced to his side and started. There were two gruesomely imploring faces staring at him. They laughed. Summerfield had never seen such large yellow teeth—it gave them a very dromedary air. ‘Piss off,’ muttered Summerfield, feeling uncomfortable, but they drew closer, nodding in the direction of his cigarette.