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Lucerne

This is a perennial grass native to South Africa, which blooms yellow and blue in the spring. It covers many of the farm fields where Mehring's cattle graze.

Mealie

This is the South African term for corn.

Transvaal

This is an inland South African province renowned for its rolling hills. It is also a description of the countryside, which Mehring passes through between the city and his farm.

Guinea Fowl

These are small chicken-like wild birds that inhabit some areas of the farm. Mehring has a fondness for them and does not want them disturbed.

Boer

An African word for farmer derived from Dutch, this is used to refer to the Dutch settlers who came to South Africa and colonized parts of the country. These are also referred to as Afrikaners, and they are the colonial power that runs the country and writes the laws, which for...

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