Pretoria Image: Image from page 97 of “War in South Africa and the Dark continent from savagery to civilization : The strange story of a weird world from the earliest ages to the present, including the war with the Boers ..” (1899)

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Identifier: warinsouthafrica00hard
Title: War in South Africa and the Dark continent from savagery to civilization : The strange story of a weird world from the earliest ages to the present, including the war with the Boers ..
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Harding, William
Subjects: Boer War
Publisher: Chicago : Dominion Co
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

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OOM PAUL KRUGER AND HIS HELPMATE. 103 Surely, she argues, no hostess can take care of a guest better thanthis. Every plate is then heaped to perfection, each glass kept well filledto the brim, no slightest wish from any one goes unnoticed. If any one is rash enough to extol to Tanta, or Auntie, Kruger,as everyone calls her, the glories of her wealth, and the immenseamount of monthly pocket money she has to control, she will tell thatperson a secret, one of which she is proud, one in which she glories. It is this: That she and the President have never lived beyondtheir coffee money. She is Mr. Krugers second wife—his first lived but nine monthsafter marriage—and has borne him sixteen children, eleven of whomare living, including five daughters. There is now quite a large clan of President Krugers descendants.Mr. and Mrs. Kruger live in a small, unpretentious house used as thePresidency, standing in one of the streets of Pretoria. They are stillvery early risers. It is said Oom Paul

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