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Queen Sheba's Ring
by H. Rider Haggard
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H. Rider Haggard is mostly known and remembered for writing tales of Africa -- which this is -- but it's something different, too. It's a tale of plots and warlike machination among the Abysinian Jews -- well, not them, exactly, it's more like he'd heard there were such a thing and had to write a novel about them, but misplaced all the details. It's a cool adventure, though, like all of Haggard. Highly recommended.
Listen, I said. "Our only chance is to stop where we are, for if we move we shall certainly be buried alive. Look; there is something solid to lie on," and I pointed to a ridge of rock, a kind of core of congealed sand, from which the surface had been swept by gales. "Down with you, quick," I went on...
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