By Tom Gamble
An idealistic younger Englishman, Harry Summerfield, befriends an American oil explorer in Gibraltar within the Nineteen Thirties. Their assembly sparks a trip for either males that allows you to take them throughout Morocco and northern Africa, to come across the cruel realities of Berber competition to French colonial rule and the eagerness of a love for a similar younger French lady. packed with motion, personality and terribly brilliant neighborhood color, it is a large novel ofadventure and romance which retains the reader guessing web page after web page.
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I’ve got some savings. ’ suggested Wilding, raising a speculative eyebrow. Summerfield shook his head, looking adamant. ’ He hesitated, pondered for an instant and on an afterthought, changed his mind: ‘But who knows, Jim. Perhaps I’ll come back to that in the future. ’ Wilding scribbled down an address and handed it across, though Summerfield was unable to give him one in return. ’ At seven-forty—the train an hour late—they shook hands on the station platform. Wilding hoisted himself up into his compartment as the locomotive tugged and whistled away.
Tea in a huge brass urn was brought to him together with a tray filled with cakes dripping in sugar and honey. The young waiter filled a glass flute with mint tea. As he finished, the creak of the entrance door echoed in the courtyard. Only Summerfield turned his head. Into the riad stepped the man who had insisted on advising him in the square. Noticing Summerfield, the large Moroccan sent him that same, exaggerated smile and walked over. ’ A gesture of welcome, hand to heart. ‘Perhaps,’ answered Summerfield, warily.
The beast pulled subserviently away, but not without a backwards and rather disdainful glance at the driver. Perhaps revenge in another life, thought Summerfield as they trotted along the track which ran parallel to the city walls. They passed across the Djemaa El Fna, littered with the debris of the market, Summerfield recognising the spot where he’d first met Abrach. He thought he recognised the boy who had sold him tea, now leaning against the bench and without his cups and urn and waved, but the boy, although waving back, obviously didn’t remember him.
Amazir: A Novel of Morocco by Tom Gamble