My favorite quotes.

The Lion’s Teeth

One of my favorite quotes of all time is from the pages of King Solomon’s Mines. The story itself is riveting, outrageous, funny, gory, fascinating, perilous, heart rending . . . all manner of adjectives can be applied to this book and all of them point to one simple explanation . . .

It is an adventure.

And its only fitting that H. Rider Haggard’s spellbinding adventure should start with Allan Quatermain’s ready wit.

It is a hard thing that when one has shot sixty-five lions as I have in the course of my life, that the sixty-sixth should chew your leg like a quid of tobacco. It breaks the routine of the thing, and putting other considerations aside, I am an orderly man and don’t like that.”

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