"There is a lovely road that runs from Ixopo into the hills. These hills are grass-covered and rolling, and they are lovely beyond any singing of it. The grass is rich and matted—you cannot see the soil. It holds the rain and the mist, and they seep into the ground, feeling the streams in every kloof. It is well tended, and not too many cattle feed upon it, and not too many flies burn it, laying bare the soil. Up here on the tops is a small and lovely valley, between two hills that shelter it. There is a house there, the flat ploughed fields; they will tell you that it is one of the finest farms of this countryside. It is called High Place, the farm and dwelling-place of James Jarvis, Esquire, and it stands high above Ndotsheni, and the great valley of the Umzimkulu."
— Cry, the Beloved Country
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