By André Brink
Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a gloomy time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid. an easy, apolitical guy, he believes within the crucial equity of the South African govt and its policies—until the surprising arrest and next "suicide" of a black janitor from Du Toit's college. Haunted via new questions and wanting to think that the man's demise was once a sad coincidence, Du Toit undertakes an research into the negative affair—a quest for the fact that could have devastating effects for the trainer and his kin, because it attracts him right into a deadly morass of lies, corruption, and homicide.
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Eighteenth- 30 m o n s t e r s o f t h e g é va u d a n Â� century pracÂ�tiÂ�tioners of science also speculated about purportedly visible creatures that had simply not yet revealed themselves sufÂ�fiÂ�ciently to the sciÂ�enÂ�tific gaze. 10 Benjamin Martin, a Newtonian designer of microscopes whose overviewÂ€ of “experimental physiology” went through successful French translations in 1741 and 1764, expressed appropriate skepticism over the existence ofÂ€ griffins, satyrs, dragons, and unicorns, but he refused to rule out their Â�possibility.
41 Even with the textiles trade in relative decline, however, sheepherding remained central to the evÂ�eryday lives of the peasantry. Whether raising sheep for sale at one of the weekly markets in Saint-Â�Flour, Aumont, or Marvejols, spinning raw wool to sell to itinerant merchants or commercial establishments in Mende or Saint-Â�Chély, or laboring in the fields for a wealthy landed proprietor with large flocks in need of care—or most likely, some combination of these activities—the cultivators of the Gévaudan cared for sheep as part of their livelihoods.
The others marched into the interior to beat the bushes and flush out the enemy. Aroused by this small army of invaders, a frightening animal emerged and passed before two of the hunters. The first fired from about ten paces. [The beast] fell from the force of the blow but picked itself up; the second then fired from the same distance and it fell again. The two hunters and several peasants rushed forward, believing the beast to be dead, but it recovered once again and fled toward the woods, moving with a faltering gait and more slowly than before, yet still faster than its pursuers.