Anne Hampson - Call of The Veld
"Irma will be very happy when you go!"Carl's words made her angry, but in truth, Sara would have been equallyhappy to leave. Coming to Africa to care for her invalid sister, Irma, had broughtproblems.Irma had married Ray Barton, the man that Sara had once loved, and her jealous accusations made them all miserable.But the cold-blooded solutions suggested by Carl van der Linden, theirneighboring landowner, appalled Sara. She disliked Carl more than any otherman she'd ever met!
The ever-changing subtleties of grey and green and gold drew Sara's eyesunsuspectingly to the delights of the valley farther on where, ribboned by thelazy river —a tributary of the Limpopo—the fields were lush and fruitful, thetrees a riot of spring colour gleaming in the African sunshine.It was a tranquil scene, viewed from the shady front stoep of NjangolaFarm, but Sara's gaze was frowning, her thoughts disturbed, her normally clearand logical mind assuring her one moment that she had done what was right incoming here to this sub-tropical part of the Transvaal to care for her invalidsister, and the next moment telling her that she had made the greatest mistakeof her life.A step behind her brought her head round and she forced a smile as she