As a major fan of H. Rider Haggard's as an adolescent, thanks for this. Allan Quatermain _did_ recur, and often. I remember him with affection. He found his way across most of -as-yet-uncreate Africa. An enjoyable experience! Any others of H. Rider Haggard's on ibiblio that you seen? Wesley Parish On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 19:42, you wrote: > If anyone wants to read H. Rider Haggard's _She_, it's available online > at http://www.ibiblio.org/gutenberg/etext02/shrhe10.txt . Here's the > first use of the phrase in the book. Our heroes have made it five > days inland from Zanzibar, and have been captured by a bunch of locals > speaking barbarous Arabic: > > # "Slay not," was the reply. "Four suns since was the word brought to me > # from '/She-who-must-be-obeyed/,' 'White men come; if white men come, > # slay them not.' Let them be brought to the house of '/She-who-must-be- > # obeyed/.' Bring forth the men, and let that which they have with them > # be brought forth also." > > (Her real name is Ayesha.) > > There is also a second book about her, _She and Allan_, which also features > Haggard's recurring hero Alan Quatermain; online at > http://www.ibiblio.org/gutenberg/etext04/shlln10.txt . > > -- > After fixing the Y2K bug in an application: John Cowan > WELCOME TO <censored> [log in to unmask] > DATE: MONDAK, JANUARK 1, 1900 http://www.ccil.org/~cowan -- Clinesterton Beademung - in all of love. Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."