WATCH FOR THE DAWN by Stuart Cloete
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Cloete proves in this second book (The Turning Wheels was a best seller two years ago), that he not only is steeped in his African history, but that he has an innate sympathy and understanding of the psychology back of the three generation struggle between the Boers and the English. Here is a moving story of the beginnings of rebellion, when the long arm of the English law reached out to touch and control the independent Boer farmers -- and found unease, growing resentment, the seeds of hate. The story is dramatized in the romance of Caspar and Aletta; as he is caught in the pending storm, becomes a hunted man because he has shot an English officer, and finds that his quarrel with the English grows by leaps and bounds, along with his love. Dramatic, colorful and grand reading; though not as exciting a book as its predecessor.

Pub Date: Aug. 29th, 1939
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin