André Brink's A Dry White Season PDF

By André Brink

ISBN-10: 0061138630

ISBN-13: 9780061138638

Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a depressing time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid. an easy, apolitical guy, he believes within the crucial equity of the South African executive and its policies—until the surprising arrest and next "suicide" of a black janitor from Du Toit's institution. Haunted by means of new questions and desirous to think that the man's demise was once a sad coincidence, Du Toit undertakes an research into the bad affair—a quest for the fact that may have devastating outcomes for the trainer and his relatives, because it attracts him right into a deadly morass of lies, corruption, and homicide.

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He exclaimed. "If that isn't the man who was sneaking around dad's motor shop he's his twin brother! I wonder if those aren't the men who are after the patent model? " and Tom, watching the car fade out of sight on the road ahead of him, slowly started his motor−cycle. He was much puzzled and alarmed. CHAPTER XIII. CAUGHT IN A STORM THE more Tom tried to reason out the cause of the men's actions, the more he dwelt upon his encounter with the tramp, and the harder he endeavored to seek a solution of the queer puzzle, the more complicated it seemed.

If he pushed on to Pompville he might be able to get a bit of wire there. Tom decided that was his best plan, and plodded on through the thick sand. He had not gone more than a quarter of a mile, every step seeming harder than the preceding one, when he heard, from the woods close at his left hand, a gun fired. He jumped so that he nearly let the motor−cycle fall over, for a wild idea came into his head that the tramp had shot at him. With a quickly−beating heart the lad looked about him. " he mused.

He went to the edge of the shelter and peered out. The auto had disappeared de the toad behind a veil of rain, and, shaking his head over the strange occurrence, Tom went back to where he had left his motor−cycle. "Things are getting more and more muddled," he said. "I'm sure those were the same men, and yet−−−−" He shrugged his shoulders. The puzzle was getting beyond him. CHAPTER XIV. ATTACKED FROM BEHIND STEADILY the rain came down, the wind driving it under the shed until Tom was hard put to find a place where the drops would not reach him.

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