The story of the Langbourne brothers continues... it is now 1894.
When everything seems to be finally going right, the most outrageous events start taking place, events that totally defy logic!
Then, a simple error of judgement by Morris has catastrophic results. However we are dealing with Morris and David Langbourne, and nothing will keep them down.
Africa, and the Langbournes, have a very interesting story to tell.
This is Alan's best book yet - the tale in itself is quite unbelievable, yet based on actual events.
'The Matabele Times and Mining Journal' (1894)
Alan extends his personal thanks to Lewis Walter for granting permission to place an image of his original copy of 'The Matabele Times and Mining Journal' dated Friday 20th July 1894 on this website.
By sheer coincidence, the discovery of this newspaper fitted in perfectly with the chronology of the storyline.
Alan would also like to acknowledge Denise Taylor who responded to his plea on the Internet for help in researching the hotels of Bulawayo in the latter part of 1890. Her action and interest put Alan in touch with Lewis Walter, and Nick Baalbergen, who's historical knowledge of Bulawayo and Matabeleland in the era that this book is written is admirable.
Alan expresses his deepest gratitude to Denise, Nick and Lewis for their help, advice, interest and enthusiasm.
Photo credit: Mr. Walter Lewis
The Langbourne Codes
B L A C K R H I N O
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Code Names - People and Places:
Cecil John Rhodes
LB East London
LB Port Elizabeth
Cigarette Paper Box