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The Wanderer's Necklace
(H. Rider Hag
.gard). ' \
* A right royal welcome will be given to this <
b^dk.-tia which Sir Rider Haggard returns to;?
tile fierce life of the.nintli-century Baltic, which < he has previously ^depicted in one of his eartier )
romances. There, is a tQuch of mystery about <J his hero, Olaf, wiio is the reincarnation of a ) Wanderer of old time, in whose tomb at Aar < Olaf sees his fowner body and take up the task 5
left incomplete a thousand years before'. The s
fulfilment, of .this long-injterrqpted .duty leads
OWf a strange neck- , lace and a sword—for in a dream he learns that ( hie destiny lies in some southern land—and he < becomes a Varangian in, Constantinople. By- S zan^ine' Court life is- painted boldly' a»d- vigor- ; ou»ly. A well-fought fight is described, one of ? men- against a multitude, and the noiste and ( dtet and tM^.salt smell of blood leap, from the \ page. Olaf -was personally very attractive, ) tfife Empress fell in love with him, so did ( tyajrtura, so did Heliodore; but Olaf loved only <J the latter. Despite the terrible revenge ot the S Express'he'eventually wins! through. A real ) lire, palpitating .romance, which makes a mjan ? feel young againr, • and''makes th« young feel ( vig»*ous * and; bravey. Published« bv Cassell's, S.
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