Kruger's Millions

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In the region referred to as the Lowveld, there is a certain mountain pass called the Long Tom Pass, named after the long barreled canon used during the battles of the Anglo-Boer War. It is along this pass and also around the foothills, of this rugged but scenic area, that President Paul Kruger had fled to Maputo allegedly carrying his millions of Kruger Pounds...

"The Mystery Of The Dog That Never Barked"



In the book "Silver blaze" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, there are four celebrated lines.

Inspector Gregory asks Sherlock Holmes:
* " is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
* "To the curious incedent of the dog in the night-time."
* "The dog did nothing in the night-time."
* "That was the curious incedent", remarked Sherlock Holmes.'"

At the end of the of the Anglo Boer War rumours spread that President Paul Kruger had a fortune in gold with him on his retreat from Pretoria to lorenco Marques (Maputo)
There was in fact no such treasure. Like the silent dog in the Sherlock Holmes story, Paul Kruger had attracted an unexpected kind of attention.

Hunting for Kruger's Millions

Dozens of expeditions searched in vain for what was to be called the world famous "Kruger Millions".
Although the frenzy mostly died down, the rumors remain especially around the pubs in the lowveld. For a price, some "seasoned guides" can today still be hired to lead unsuspecting hopefuls on yet another rearch for the solution to the mystery of the dog that never barked.

Free Pdf. Of Kruger's Millions: www.belfastsouthafrica.com/The_Kruger_Millions.pdf

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Gold, Gold Carat, Gold Coins, Gold Hunt, Gold Mine, Golden, Krugers Millions, Lorenzo Marques, Millions

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author avatar Songbird B
6th Jun 2011 (#)

Fascinating what rumours and speculation can lead to.. Great share, Tranquilpen...

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author avatar James R. Coffey
6th Jun 2011 (#)

That's the whole story?

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author avatar Tranquilpen
8th Jun 2011 (#)

Hello James, Sorry, There is some more to it and I shall publish more of this. It was all I could write, with this infernal flu-bug attacking me.Thanks for reading:-(

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author avatar Songbird B
8th Jun 2011 (#)

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling great, my friend.. Poor Denise has been bad with this too. Look forward to more of your work when you are in better health...Thinking of you...

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author avatar Tranquilpen
11th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you so much Songbird for you kind words dear friend. I'm feeling lots better now:-))

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author avatar James Page
21st Nov 2013 (#)

There is nothing in any of the literature that I can find confirming that Pres Kruger traveled along the Long Tom Pass. On 29 May 1900 Pres Kruger left Pretoria by train for Machadadorp before travelling on to Lourenco Marques and sailing for Europe. It is more than 30 Klms from Long Tom to the Machadadorp and there was no rail link in 1900.

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