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By Laurens van der Post

Explorer, novelist, author and film-maker, Sir Laurens van der put up was once some of the most influential figures of our period. the following, in dialog with Jean-Marc Pottiez, he documents his rules and insights right into a wide variety of concerns and personalities, solid via a life of massive reviews and demanding situations.

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It was empty. No gun. No wallet. No sign to show that anything had ever been there! Amit went to the door and opened it slowly. There was no one in the bedroom and no signs of occupation. He went to the door leading from the bedroom to the verandah and tried to open it. It seemed to be locked from the outside. For one confused moment, Amit wondered whether he had dreamt the whole thing about Ruby and the men who had kidnapped her. But in his hand was the book and the driving licence and in the secret room he had left a sleeping girl.

He sighed as he went up the ladder again to his room. 'The best thing to do today is to stay out until evening,' he decided. Amit filled his backpack with whatever food he needed and was soon downstairs again, letting himself out of the secret door and racing for the cover of the trees. " he exulted. " He set out at a brisk pace, determined not to let the presence of new tenants in the building affect his staying on until the Sathes returned in July to set up their school. 'Just four weeks to go,' he thought.

The storm had passed and there was only a light drizzle to mask his heavy breathing. He heard an unwary man slip and then tumble down as the girl had. From the noise he made and the string of curses Amit heard, it was obvious the man had not been hurt badly, but had landed in a bush of thorns. " crowed Amit silently, grateful for every extra second he got as the other men helped their comrade to his feet. At last Amit and the girl were both inside the hidden 43 space. Amit could see outside for there were many gaps where the shoots inter-twined.

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