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Hal turned to Ned Tyler. ‘Bring the ship round. Lay her on the other tack. Course to clear Dahlak Island, and then south for the Bab El Mandeb. Full and by, Mr Tyler.’

‘Full and by it is, Captain.’ Ned grinned widely and winked at Big Daniel.

As the
Golden Bough
ran out to meet the dawn, Hal stood tall on her quarterdeck, his left hand resting lightly on the sapphire in the pommel of the Neptune sword. With his other arm he
reached out and drew Judith Nazet closer to him. She came willingly.

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes
University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of
When the Lion Feeds
, and has written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous
expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.

Also by Wilbur Smith

THE COURTNEYS

When the Lion Feeds
The Sound of Thunder
A Sparrow Falls
Birds of Prey
Monsoon
Blue Horizon
The Triumph of the Sun

THE COURTNEYS OF AFRICA

The Burning Shore
Power of the Sword
Rage
A Time to Die
Golden Fox

THE BALLANTYNE NOVELS

A Falcon Flies
Men of Men
The Angels Weep
The Leopard Hunts in Darkness

THE EGYPTIAN NOVELS

River God
The Seventh Scroll
Warlock
The Quest

also

The Dark of the Sun
Shout at the Devil
Gold Mine
The Diamond Hunters
The Sunbird
Eagle in the Sky
The Eye of the Tiger
Cry Wolf
Hungry as the Sea
Wild Justice
Elephant Song

First published 1997 by Macmillan

This electronic edition published 2008 by Pan Books
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Copyright © Wilbur Smith 1997

The right of Wilbur Smith to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

You may not copy, store, distribute, transmit, reproduce or otherwise make available this publication (or any part of it) in any form, or by any means (electronic,
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publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages.

A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

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