By Tom Gamble
An idealistic younger Englishman, Harry Summerfield, befriends an American oil explorer in Gibraltar within the Thirties. Their assembly sparks a trip for either males that allows you to take them throughout Morocco and northern Africa, to come across the cruel realities of Berber competition to French colonial rule and the eagerness of a love for a similar younger French lady. filled with motion, personality and terribly brilliant neighborhood color, this can be a large novel ofadventure and romance which retains the reader guessing web page after web page.
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You should have continued to ignore them,’ suddenly came a voice in French. ‘They would have left you alone. ’ Summerfield turned to see a tall, heavily-built Moroccan dressed in well-cut, royal blue native attire. A small, rather houndish moustache—much in Clark Gable style—decorated his upper lip and his large, smooth hands clasped a folded umbrella. He smiled. What did they mean by that smile, thought Summerfield. ‘That, or stare straight at them immediately with iron in your eyes,’ continued the man.
Who would win the battle? he joked with the family. The cargo stopped over in Gibraltar, to Wilding a pokey, bustling little place dominated by a rocky outcrop and British shore batteries. From the beginning of his journey from New York, he’d spent the better part of two weeks cooped up in a ship’s cabin and ached to put foot on dry land once again. The first thing he did was to stroll along the docksides and into town intent upon buying a beer. A first bar looked too noisy, too full of ships’ crewmen.
Presently a young man appeared dressed in a white gown and made the customary greeting—the right hand to the heart followed by a swishing, open gesture. No words were exchanged and Summerfield let himself be ushered to a room—pale yellow—and a table. Tea in a huge brass urn was brought to him together with a tray filled with cakes dripping in sugar and honey. The young waiter filled a glass flute with mint tea. As he finished, the creak of the entrance door echoed in the courtyard. Only Summerfield turned his head.