By Tom Gamble
An idealistic younger Englishman, Harry Summerfield, befriends an American oil explorer in Gibraltar within the Nineteen Thirties. Their assembly sparks a trip for either males that allows you to take them throughout Morocco and northerly Africa, to come across the tough realities of Berber competition to French colonial rule and the eagerness of a love for a similar younger French lady. choked with motion, personality and terribly brilliant neighborhood color, it is a large novel ofadventure and romance which retains the reader guessing web page after web page.
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A second bar, not so farther along the main street, looked quieter and more genuine. Wilding stepped into the cool interior, momentarily losing his bearings in the dimness, sat down at the first table and ordered. As his sight grew accustomed, Wilding saw that the walls and ceiling were a sickly, tannin shade of brown—years of accumulated smoke and nicotine. It was practically empty and Wilding’s eyes took in the silent clientele—a British sailor asleep at the nearest table, head in his hands and a copy of Movie Times covering his cap; a couple of bleary-eyed old locals dressed in cheap cotton suits and finally a fourth man, in his late twenties, probably English, judging from his clothes, and approximately his age—twenty-nine—guessed Wilding.
I should like to buy a headscarf of such colour if I decide to go up into the mountains,’ commented Summerfield. ‘A cheiche we call it,’ said Abrach, in a voice that sounded like an invitation. ’ Summerfield laughed. ’ For the first time, Abrach’s expression of careful pleasantness changed to a frown. Summerfield explained. ‘I was about to cross the Spanish frontier to take part in the war. ’ ‘A wise man,’ said Abrach, ‘perhaps even a Godsend. I saw death when the Spanish and French hunted down the dissidents some years ago.
I’ve got some savings. ’ suggested Wilding, raising a speculative eyebrow. Summerfield shook his head, looking adamant. ’ He hesitated, pondered for an instant and on an afterthought, changed his mind: ‘But who knows, Jim. Perhaps I’ll come back to that in the future. ’ Wilding scribbled down an address and handed it across, though Summerfield was unable to give him one in return. ’ At seven-forty—the train an hour late—they shook hands on the station platform. Wilding hoisted himself up into his compartment as the locomotive tugged and whistled away.
Amazir: A Novel of Morocco by Tom Gamble