This novel, the first by one of South Africa’s foremost literary figures, is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Set in the diamond diggings, The Dark River introduces miscegenation, a theme that recurs in much of her later work. The racist tones of her work have detrimentally affected her status, but nevertheless this novel provides a valuable insight into the life and times of South Africa at the beginning of the 20th century and remains an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The people around Bob screamed. Why? It should be obvious. He cried so much he created a Dark River. Dark because he was sad and a River because...well it was a river. And this Dark River washed everyone away exept Bob. Bob's Dark River killed the planet. And since he killed the planet the planet blew up which blew up Mars and Venus which blew up Jupiter and Mercury which blew up the Sun and Saturn and the Sun's explosion wiped out the whole Milky Way, which destroyed the whole. Entire. Universe. So Bob was left floating in a blank stretch of plain, BORING whiteness. Bob barfed because it was so boring. And then a galloping shape got Bob's attention. It was coming closer...and closer...and Bob saw that it was a deer. "Hello, fellow deer!!" Bob shrieked with joy. Then the deer turned. Its eyes were an evil red. It had razor sharp teeth AND razor sharp hooves. This was no ordinary deer. It was a killer deer. And its name was Bambi. *** Bambi galloped toward Bob. It kicked Bob down. Then it stepped on Bob's shins, cracking them. Bambi tore into Bob's throat. *SEVERAL UNPLEASANT MOMENTS LATER...* Bambi ripped out Bob's intestines and ate his brains. Then Bambi galloped away. And that is the sad story of Bob. It is also a story you probably don't want to read before bed. THE END.