Sound of Thunder (Courtney #2) by Wilbur SmithTHE SOUND OF THUNDER continues the Courtney saga where WHEN THE LION FEEDS left off. Sean Courtney is off to fight the burghers in the Boer War -- first in harrowing missions on the front lines for the British Guides, then as the leader of commandos designed to fight the Boers on their own terms -- guerilla combat in the field.
The peace that follows find Sean with hopes of marriage and settling down to farming. But the hatred borne by his twin brother will not allow a peaceful life. Garry, who has been forced to live in the shadow of his twins superiority since childhood, has vowed to pay him back for the wrongs done him.
A Sound of Thunder
Out of chars and ashes, out of dust and coals, like golden salamanders, the old years, the green years, might leap; roses sweeten the air, white hair turn Irish-black, wrinkles vanish all, everything fly back to seed, flee death, rush down to their beginnings, suns rise in western skies and set in glorious easts, moons eat themselves opposite to the custom, all and everything cupping one in another like Chinese boxes, rabbits into hats, all and everything returning to the fresh death, the seed death, the green death, to the time before the beginning. Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other A Sound of Thunder quote. If the election had gone badly yesterday, I might be here now running away from the results. Thank God Keith won. Not knowing it, we might kill an important animal, a small bird, a roach, a flower even, thus destroying an important link in a growing species. He had weighed the evidence and this was his considered opinion. The rifle in his hands seemed a cap gun.
The presidential candidate who has just been elected when Mr. Eckels departs on his time safari. Keith represents democracy and American values, as opposed to the dictatorial tendencies of Deutscher. The presidential candidate who has just lost to Keith when Mr. Eckels departs on.
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