THE KING'S MESSENGER ... [caption title]. [London: Amalgamated Press], n.d. . Octavo, pp.  2-120, illustrations, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Issued as "Horner's 3d. Library," number 2. Boys' fantastic adventure novel. An English missionary is captured and taken to a secret underground stronghold ruled by Khalfa, a gigantic African native with dreams of world domination. However, Khalfa is destroyed by his own "fierce passions, fierce appetites, gluttony, self-indulgence, rage and fear" and his fearless white nemesis, Gregory Maine, quickly frees the slaves and converts them to Christianity. Gregory Maine returns in the sequel, THE GREAT WHITE CHIEF (1915). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 18. Old tape (yellowed) on the spine, a very good copy. (165937).
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