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Questions about the novel 'King Solomon's Mines' (1885) by H. Rider Haggard. Use with the tag [h-rider-haggard].

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Why does Quatermain (the narrator) translate for Umbopa if Umbopa understands English?

In Chapter Five of King Solomon's Mines the narrator, Allan Quatermain, acts as a translator during a conversation between Sir Henry and Umbopa: Sir Henry nodded. "I was sure of it," he ...
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Gagool, Gagoola, or Gagaoola?

In Chapter One of King Solomon's Mines we have the first reference to one of the main antagonists of the story: Stop, though! there is Gagaoola, if she was a woman, and not a fiend. Throughout the ...
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How did they cover 1,000 miles in 110 days at a speed of 5 miles per day?

In the beginning of Chapter Four of King Solomon's Mines we are given the distance travelled: Now I do not propose to narrate at full length all the incidents of our long travel up to Sitanda's Kraal,...