Jock of the Bushveld is a true story by South African author Sir James Percy FitzPatrick. The book tells of FitzPatrick's travels with his dog, Jock, a Staffordshire. Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG (24 July - 24 January ), or simply Percy FitzPatrick, authored the classic children's book, Jock of the Bushveld in. Jock of the Bushveld [Fitzpatrick Sir Percy] on Story time just got better with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers editorially hand-picked.

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Free site book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Jock of the Bushveld by Percy Fitzpatrick Read this book online: HTML. Jock of the Bushveld book. Read 64 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Jock of the Bushveld, published in , has been read and enj. Summary Sir Percy Fitzpatrick made a collection of stories which reflect his experiences in Bushveld with his dog Jock. Publication Date Languages.

Since the night with the lions, when he had been ignominiously cooped up, there had been nothing to stir his blood and make life forth living A magnificent waterbuck bull, full-grown and in perfect coat and condition, was standing less that five years away and a little to the right, having already passed me when he came to a stop; he was so close that I could see the waves and partings in his heavy coat; the rise and fall in his flanks as he breathed; the ruff on his shaggy bearded throat, that gave such an air of grandeur to the head; the noble carriage, as with head held high and slightly turned to windward he sniffed the breeze from the valley; the nostrils, mobile and sensitive, searching for the least hint of danger; and the eye, large and full and soft, luminous with watchful intelligence; and yet mild and calm - so free was it from all trace of a disturbing thought.

And yet I was so close, it seemed almost possible to reach out and touch hum.

There was no thought of shooting: it was a moment of supreme enjoyment. Just to watch him: that was enough. I had asked him something about the Zulu war; and that had started a flood of memories and excitement.

In the midst of some description I asked why they killed the children; and he turned his glaring eyes on me and said, 'Inkos, you are my Inkos; but you are white. If we fight tomorrow, I will kill you. You are good to me, you have saved me; but if our own king says "Kill!

JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD This is the first copy of "Jock" - "belongs to the Likkle People"

We see red; we kill all that lives I must kill you, your wife, your mother, your children, your horses, your oxen, your dog, the fowls that run with the wagons - all that lives I kill.

The blood must run.

So this time I knew it was useless to order or to talk: he was beyond control, and the fit must run its course. If on that last day of our hunting together he had got at the lioness, and gone under in the hopeless fight; if the sable bull had caught and finished him with one of the scythe-like sweeps of the scimitar horns; if he could have died - like Nelson - in the hour of victory!

Fitzpatrick (Sir Percy)

Would it not have been better for him - happier for me? Often I thought so.

For to fade slowly away; to lose his strength and fire and intelligence; to outlive his character, and no longer be himself! No, that could not be happiness!

There are a ton of outdated, local, or Afrikaans words in this book. My site's dictionary could tell me about half of them, and about half I had to guess at.

I didn't realize until I got to the end of the book that there was a glossary disguised as "Chapter Also it's the original uncut and unedited version. This is a book written by a white man in Africa more than years ago, so the word "nigger" is pretty prevalent, but not as much as the word "kaffir.

JOCK OF THE BUSHVELD This is the first copy of "Jock" - "belongs to the Likkle People"

My friend who introduced Jock to me is South African, and he can barely even get the word out it's so offensive to him. So, if you get all weird about racial epithets, especially the "k-word," steer clear, this book is absolutely FULL of them.

As lighthearted as FitzPatrick is, this book is very brutal and effortlessly racist. But absolutely incredible at the same time. I'm glad I read it. Its an enjoyable story.

Clearly it was written in very different times to today. They really had a very tough life.

Jock of the Bushveld

I doubt I would have prospered under the same conditions. It took a bit of getting used to the names they called the natives but I understand that those terms haven't always been dis I normally avoid animal books as a genre and I'd never even heard of this book until being prompted by a South African workmate who had heard it as a boy and had fond memories of it.

It took a bit of getting used to the names they called the natives but I understand that those terms haven't always been disrespectful and the 's is a long time ago.

The description of the hunting scenes is superb. Please Note: Deliveries of items with this status cannot be tracked. When will my order arrive? The Estimate Delivery Date is when your order is expected to arrive at your chosen delivery location.

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Please be aware that the delivery time frame may vary according to the area of delivery and due to various reasons, the delivery may take longer than the original estimated timeframe.Jock became a loyal friend for all of his days with his master. The world's their oyster, and the fit of a masterful and infinite confidence opens it every time: they walk through life taking of the best as a right, and the world unquestionably submits.

I was expecting more from this read as it is a South African classic. Are some people just born daft! Variant price modifier: Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind.

Though he comes across as a very friendly man, there is also an almost comical toughness and deep, deep love of all of life in him.