The Old Dairy

“He is coming undone,” Barry said, taking a sip of his tea from the plastic cup.

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Sunday Afternoon

Sunday afternoon By Johannes Adriaan Snyman “This is absolute nonsense, I’m taking her to the doctor. There is nothing more to say. End of discussion.” It was the words of Rassie Koch, fearsomely echoing against the walls of the quiet living room on...

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The Headmaster

The headmaster By Johannes Adriaan Snyman “Klaradyn?” the headmaster of the school said as he saw the total lack of emotion on the face of the sixteen-year-old teenager sitting across from his desk. “Are you more comfortable in German or English?” She was staring at...

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Klaradyn

Klaradyn By Johannes Adriaan Snyman If a young gentleman found himself to be a passenger in the front seat of a dark green government truck, slowly driving from Pretoria in a westward direction, he would have come to a small town by the name of Duikersdrift. The young...

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Bernard’s answer

Bernard’s answer By Johannes Adriaan Snyman It was one of those peaceful evenings again. Outside the farm house, the hot humid air filled the heart of every living creature, and the low-veld quietness would have overwhelmed anybody taking a stroll in the moonlight....

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Coffee cups

Coffee cups By Johannes Adriaan Snyman In life, there are just certain things a man needs to hide. Especially in this part of the Eastern Free State. Like for instance your neighbour’s cattle that incidentally came strolling on to your farm as a result of a broken...

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Meisie van Clocolan

Meisie van Clocolan By Johannes Adriaan Snyman It was at a time when quite the whole world was expecting a miracle. The British had lost many a solder in the war, and the Afrikaners seem to have lost their President in a country not so close to the republic as they’re...

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The conversation

The conversation By Johannes Adriaan Snyman “I have said it all you know. I have seen it all too!” Those were the words Bernard Langford was ranting at the thought of the current literature going about, telling people how and what life ought to look like. He just...

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