The Covenant - Chapter VI, The Missionary Summary & Analysis

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Chapter VI, The Missionary Summary

When Hilary Saltwood, the new missionary reaches the Cape, he finds that his inspiration, Simon Keer is not as popular as he led on. The Boers and Afrikaners hate him because he sided with the blacks and Xhosa, supporting their desire for freedom from slavery. Hilary quickly sees things from his point of view. He selects a site four hundred miles from the Cape on the Sundays river to build his church. The first white man he meets is Lodevicus, who warns Hilary that any Hottentots who come to him from his place are to be returned as he has bought and paid for them. For a year they have no contact, but then Lodevicus returns asking Hilary to help him defend charges of cruelty and murder by the Black Circuit commission, established because of a book...

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