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PRESTER JOHN by JOHN BUCHAN
Time, they say, must the best of us capture,
And travel and battle and gems and gold
No more can kindle the ancient rapture,
For even the youngest of hearts grows old.
But in you, I think, the boy is not over;
So take this medley of ways and wars
As the gift of a friend and a fellow-lover
Of the fairest country under the stars.
I. The Man on the Kirkcaple Shore
II. Furth! Fortune!
IV. My Journey to the Winter-Veld
V. Mr Wardlaw Has a Premonition
VI. The Drums Beat at Sunset
VII. Captain Arcoll Tells a Tale
VIII. I Fall in Again with the Reverend John Laputa
IX. The Store at Umvelos'
X. I Go Treasure-Hunting
XI. The Cave of the Rooirand
XII. Captain Arcoll Sends a Message
XIII. The Drift of the Letaba
XIV. I Carry the Collar of Prester John