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The Jungle Girl

Gordon Casserly

Book Overview: 

Mrs Norton is the wife of the Political Officer and confident of Mr. Wargrave who as an officer ends up at her husbands Border Outpost, Ranga Duar in British India after meeting Violet on a different Border Outpost. This is the story of Mr. Wargrave, Mr. Norton, his wife and the people assigned to Ranga Duar as they protect the area, including the forests. We are introduced to Miss Benson the "Jungle Girl", also a love interest of Mr. Wargrave as he lives and participates in daily life in the area that they protect.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .e thought that she was not properly appreciated by her husband, who, he began to suspect, was inclined to neglect her and treat her as a mere chattel. The suspicion angered him. True, Violet had never definitely told him so; but he gathered as much from her unconscious admissions and revered her all the more for her bravery in endeavouring to keep silent on the subject.

Certainly Major Norton did not seem to him to be a man capable of understanding and valuing so sweet and rare a woman as this. After their introduction in the Mess Frank's next meeting with him was at his own table at the Residency, when in due course Wargrave was invited to dinner after his duty call. Raymond was asked as well; and the two subalterns were the only guests.

Their hostess looked very lovely in a Paris-made gown of a green shade that suited her colouring admirably. England did not seem to the young soldiers so very far away when this charming and exquisitely-dressed wo. . . Read More