By Laurens van der Post
Explorer, novelist, author and film-maker, Sir Laurens van der submit used to be the most influential figures of our period. right here, in dialog with Jean-Marc Pottiez, he documents his principles and insights right into a wide selection of concerns and personalities, cast through a life of monstrous reports and demanding situations.
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Goodness no! ” Jean-Marie laughed. “You and I will dig a hole. Like so,” she said, making a rectangle in the shade of some palms. ” Lucy asked, still perplexed. “Sit,” Jean-Marie ordered. Susanna Valent The Pirate Queen 54 Lucy dropped like a stone and Jean-Marie placed a hand on her head. ” Lucy looked up at her but no further explanation was forthcoming. ” She got up and began to dig, but as soon as she looked tired, Jean-Marie took the shovel away and finished the job. “You will need your strength,” she explained with a grin.
She went back on deck as reluctantly as she had left it. Looking across to the captive schooner, she saw a row of screaming, swearing men kneeling on the deck, which was already running with blood. Jean-Marie had her sword out, and as casually as Lucy herself might pick flowers, she sauntered down the line, and beheaded all of them from behind, to avoid the spouts of bright red arterial blood. Susanna Valent The Pirate Queen 47 Lucy promptly threw up over the side of the Femme Fatale. The heads had bounced and rolled like boulders going down a hill before being kicked over the side by other pirates.
Lucy was fascinated with all of the black people she saw, with only a white face here and there as some sort of supervisor, or ladies such as herself out in carriages shopping or visiting one another. “Jean-Marie! What beautiful skin and faces these people have! I look like uncooked dough compared to them! “Now, my sweet, you have a lovely English complexion. We are not all meant to look alike. But I confess I find the differences most attractive, everything from café au lait to mahogany. ” Jean-Marie understood the unfinished question.
A Walk With A White Bushman by Laurens van der Post