When the Lion Feeds - Study Guide Part 2, Witwatersrand: Chapters 7-9 Summary & Analysis

Wilbur Smith
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After Duff leaves, Sean works relentlessly. He keeps away from Candy's hotel, and on Sundays he rides to Francois's tent. Duff returns with a convoy that strings itself out over four miles, most of the wagons double-teamed. Sean is nervous, but Duff thinks he will have it all up and running in a month. His estimate is off. Rust in every crevice makes reassembly difficult and when finally done, they head to town to carouse.

On the second day, Candy tells them claim jumpers are on the way. The state has decided the old claims are illegal, and drifters intend to put up their claims. The information sobers them quickly and as many men as can be found gather and the situation is explained to them. They know their own claims are in jeopardy. It is after midnight when the drifters...

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