Excerpt from Divided: A Story of the VeldtSteeped in the white light of a tropical sunshine and facing the red-bricked front of The Outspan - part farmhouse, part hostel, part country-store - with its single row of outhouses thrust like giant armsMoreExcerpt from Divided: A Story of the VeldtSteeped in the white light of a tropical sunshine and facing the red-bricked front of The Outspan - part farmhouse, part hostel, part country-store - with its single row of outhouses thrust like giant arms to right and left of the main building, ran the broad trail of the high-road - the sign and seal of an invisible civilization, the link that bound the back-veldt dorps and farms of the Northern Transvaal to the life and stir of the great mining centres of the south.But to the rear of the house lay the garden and orchard merging into the grounds, cultivated and virgin, that stretched to the rush-fringed gully in the kloof below through which flowed a mountain-stream backed by a lofty, wooded height towering upward into solitary space.
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