“So have I,” she said. “And I told him so. But, Wilfred, tell me about my father?”
“He has gone back to Durban, as you know, to see the authorities about your disappearance. He thinks you have been taken prisoner by the Boers, and that you are at Pretoria by now. He is going to try and get you exchanged.”
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“When do you think we shall be there?”
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“Ah, you see Wilfred, your forebodings are all wrong.”
“We are yet in the wood, not out of it,” replied he, significantly. “However, I will give Buller and Warren all praise. They have done well. All the same, I still condemn this plan of campaign. Only a miracle can render it successful.”
“Well, we shall see what happens when Spion Kop is taken. Do try and look on the bright side of things, Wilfred.”
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“Brenda, I have bad news for you!”
“It is Harold!” she cried, pale to the lips.
“Yes, it is Harold. I have only just heard.”