To you therefore who accepted the first, I offer this Jfaitlier history of one of the various incarnations of that fatoortal. My hope is that after you have read her record, not- iA standing her subtleties and sins and the shortcomings iaf ber chronicler (no easy office!) you may continue to HKST your chain of loyalty to our lady A yesha, Such, Jcmfess, is still the fate of your old friend H. RIDER HAGGARD. ID iTCHINGHAM, 19OS.
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)