History Literature / KingSolomonsMines

5th Feb '18 12:03:35 PM Mdumas43073
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''King's Solomon's Mines'' is an adventure novel by Creator/HRiderHaggard, first published in 1885. Allan Quatermain is a hunter and wilderness guide in Africa. He is contracted by Sir Henry Curtis to find Curtis's brother George, who disappeared somewhere in DarkestAfrica in search of the legendary diamond mines of Literature/TheBible's King Solomon. Quatermain has no interest in diamond mines and isn't particularly interested in a wild goose chase either, but Sir Henry's promise of a very hefty reward that Quatermain can send to his son back in England gets Quatermain to agree. Also agreeing to go on the journey is Captain John Good, a former naval officer, and a native named Umbopa, who has a strangely proud, regal bearing, and an agenda of his own.

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''King's Solomon's Mines'' is an adventure novel by Creator/HRiderHaggard, first published in 1885.

Allan Quatermain is a hunter and wilderness guide in Africa. He is contracted by Sir Henry Curtis to find Curtis's brother George, who disappeared somewhere in DarkestAfrica in search of the legendary diamond mines of Literature/TheBible's King Solomon. Quatermain has no interest in diamond mines and isn't particularly interested in a wild goose chase either, but Sir Henry's promise of a very hefty reward that Quatermain can send to his son back in England gets Quatermain to agree. Also agreeing to go on the journey is Captain John Good, a former naval officer, and a native named Umbopa, who has a strangely proud, regal bearing, and an agenda of his own.
5th Feb '18 12:01:44 PM Mdumas43073
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12th Dec '17 8:35:48 PM foxley
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* RaisedByWolves: Hendrika the BaboonWoman from ''Allan's Wife'' is, as might be guessed from her name, a woman who was raised by baboons. She is a servant to Stella's family, but the feral is never far from the surface in her.

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* RaisedByWolves: Hendrika the BaboonWoman Baboon Woman from ''Allan's Wife'' is, as might be guessed from her name, a woman who was raised by baboons. She is a servant to Stella's family, but the feral is never far from the surface in her.
12th Dec '17 8:35:18 PM foxley
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* RaisedByWolves: Hendrika the BaboonWoman from ''Allan's Wife'' is, as might be guessed from her name, a woman who was raised by baboons. She is a servant to Stella's family, but the feral is never far from the surface in her.
2nd Oct '17 8:19:54 AM HelloLamppost
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* LostWorld: The novel's jungle civilization is one of the UrExamples of the trope.
9th Aug '17 6:02:28 AM ClintEastwood
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* RecycledSoundtrack: The sequel rehashes the score from the original.
28th Jul '17 2:18:50 AM PaulA
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* * OneTwinMustDie: This turns out to be the custom of Kukuanas. Twala was supposed to be killed at birth, but was saved by his mother to usurp the throne once he grew up. [[spoiler:Umbopa, the heroes' companion, turns out to be the son of the murdered brother, [[RightfulKingReturns come to reclaim his kingdom]]]]

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* * OneTwinMustDie: This turns out to be is the custom of Kukuanas. Twala was supposed to be killed at birth, but was saved by his mother to usurp the throne once he grew up. [[spoiler:Umbopa, the heroes' companion, turns out to be the son of the murdered brother, [[RightfulKingReturns come to reclaim his kingdom]]]]kingdom]]]].
27th Jul '17 9:01:15 PM Omeganian
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* * OneTwinMustDie: This turns out to be the custom of Kukuanas. Twala was supposed to be killed at birth, but was saved by his mother to usurp the throne once he grew up. [[spoiler:Umbopa, the heroes' companion, turns out to be the son of the murdered brother, [[RightfulKingReturns come to reclaim his kingdom]]]]
10th Jul '17 6:41:55 PM PaulA
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** Doubles as a BrickJoke, as Quatermain repeats the line to Dogati and Bockner on the train, when he throws a stick of dynamite at them.
10th Jul '17 7:55:43 AM MawofWinter
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**Doubles as a BrickJoke, as Quatermain repeats the line to Dogati and Bockner on the train, when he throws a stick of dynamite at them.
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