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The League of the Leopard

(1914)
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CHAPTER I
A DANGEROUS BEQUEST
It was very hot in the little West African factory where trader Niven lay dying. The sea breeze had died away, and though sunset drew near, it was not yet time for the spicy airs from the inland forest to mitigate the temperature. The dust lay still in the sun-scorched compound, about which the palm fronds hung motionless, and only the roar of breakers on the beach broke through the drowsy silence.

Two white men lounged in cane chairs upon the veranda which encircled the building. Both were limp, gaunt of frame, and pallid in face, because the climate they lived in is particularly unhealthy. Neither had enjoyed much education, or felt the lack of it in the trade they followed, while the cocktail jug on the little table betokened their favorite relaxation. Redmond and Gilby were West Coast traders who lived far remote from intercourse with their fellows, except for the two French rivals with whom they periodically quarreled. They concerned themselves with little beyond the well-being of their factory, and indulged each appetite on opportunity, knowing that on the morrow they might[Pg 2] suddenly die. Yet they had their strong points, including a tenacious regard for their employers' interests, which led them to toil twelve hours daily when sick of fever if trade was good, and sometimes defy the French authorities, and an inconsistent generosity, as the result of which they had camped in the store shed, and turned over their own quarters to the man who stood behind them, and his stricken companion. The former was of very different type.

 
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September 2015 : Hardback
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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December 2009 : USA Hardback
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June 2016 : UK Paperback
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January 2016 : Paperback
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November 2015 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 1-331-22157-9 / 978-1-331-22157-9 (UK edition)
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October 2015 : Paperback
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October 2014 : USA Paperback
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
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August 2012 : Canada Paperback
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August 2012 : UK Paperback
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
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ISBN: 1-154-75995-4 / 978-1-154-75995-2 (USA edition)
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December 2009 : USA Paperback
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January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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