This antiquarian book contains the tale of the exploits of a farmer and his family in south Africa, written by Thomas Mayne Reid. A delightful story sure to appeal to those with an interest in nineteenth century South Africa, this book makes for a worthy addition to any personal library is one not to be missed by fans of Reid's wonderful fiction. The chapters of this book include: The Boors, The Kraal, A Talk About Locusts, The Locust-Flight, Inspann and Trek, Water! Water!, The Fate of the Herd, A Lion in the Trap, The Death of the Lion, The Travelers Benighted, etcetera. Thomas Mayne Reid (1818 - 1883), was a Scottish-Irish American novelist who wrote numerous tales of derring-do and adventure, which take place primarily in the untamed wilds of the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica. This text was originally published in 1860.