John Kruge and his good wife are quaint, old-fashioned Boers, living in comfort on an isolated farm in the Transvaal wilderness. The one joy of their life is their beautiful daughter, Sona, Sona has grown up to maturity, and her father has selected a husband for her, a staunch, big-hearted Boer, rich in the world's goods, but many years the senior of Sona, John Vogel by name, and an old friend of the family. The young lady has a preference of her own in the person of Fritz Kransmitt, Kruge's man of all work, a stalwart young fellow who loves Sona devotedly. John Vogel, upon seeing with his own eyes how things stand, gives way to his rival, and Fritz and Sona are soon married. The young couple leave the parental roof and make a home of their own in the distant jungle. Wild animals abound in this vicinity, and weapons are carried at all times. Sona and Fritz prosper and time slips on. A baby girl is born to the young couple and Sona names the child Iona. Three or four years more elapse,...
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