Red Eve

Author: Henry Rider Haggard


May 27, 1911.
My dear Jehu:

For five long but not unhappy years, seated or journeying side by
side, we have striven as Royal Commissioners to find a means
whereby our coasts may be protected from "the outrageous flowing
surges of the sea" (I quote the jurists of centuries ago), the
idle swamps turned to fertility and the barren hills clothed with
forest; also, with small success, how "foreshore" may be best

What will result from all these labours I do not know, nor whether
grave geologists ever read romance save that which the pen of Time
inscribes upon the rocks. Still, in memory of our fellowship in
them I offer to you this story, written in their intervals, of Red
Eve, the dauntless, and of Murgh, Gateway of the Gods, whose
dreadful galley still sails from East to West and from West to
East, yes, and evermore shall sail.
Your friend and colleague,
H. Rider Haggard.
To Dr. Jehu, F.G.S.,
St. Andrews, N.B.


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Chicago: Henry Rider Haggard, "Dedication," Red Eve, ed. Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915 and trans. Evans, Sebastian in Red Eve Original Sources, accessed May 20, 2024,

MLA: Haggard, Henry Rider. "Dedication." Red Eve, edited by Macaulay, G. C. (George Campbell), 1852-1915, and translated by Evans, Sebastian, in Red Eve, Original Sources. 20 May. 2024.

Harvard: Haggard, HR, 'Dedication' in Red Eve, ed. and trans. . cited in , Red Eve. Original Sources, retrieved 20 May 2024, from