The Covenant - Chapter IX, The Englishmen Summary & Analysis

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Chapter IX, The Englishmen Summary

Major Richard Saltwood of de Kraal in Cape Colony has a knighthood conferred upon him by Queen Victoria in the middle eighteen hundreds for his efforts in several areas on England's behalf. He helped save many of the Xhosa tribe when the mistakenly followed the advice of the prophet Mhlakaza who advocated killing all of the cattle, and burning all the crops, because the Russians were coming to help them defeat the English. He also helps to orchestrate the emigration of German settlers to Africa ensuring they take wives with them to create a settlement for England. At the age of seventy one, he is called on again to bring laborers from India to Natal for sugar harvest and his efforts are rewarded by the Queen.

Grandson Frank Saltwood completes his education in England, but returns to...

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