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By Geoff Elliott

The disappearance and suspicious loss of life of Simon Holmes ? courtroom, more youthful brother of billionaire Robert Holmes ? courtroom, is explored during this compelling true-life secret. In may perhaps 1977, as South Africa teetered near to civil struggle, Simon left the Botswanan city he known as domestic and easily disappeared. 3 years later his skeletal continues to be have been came across millions of miles away within the lush, dank Tsitsikamma woodland. this can be the tale of the shy, adventuring, and occasionally reckless Holmes ? court docket brother and the younger journalist who went looking for the reality approximately Simon's loss of life in the course of the center of Africa.

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Shoo, go on, shoo. Get out of here! Go on, move it,’ yelled Simon. The bull backed up still further and trotted off, trumpeting hesitantly: confused, no doubt, that such a gnat had called its bluff. Simon smirked and dusted off the water bottle he had hurled at the beast. He had been wandering through the Delta for two days now, and there had been a few close shaves: he almost stumbled into a lone buffalo as it lay in a gully; and a pride of lions had decided to spend last night sleeping next to his tent.

Cape Town would be the only occasion the family spent any length of time together, sharing the port-side ambience of a city that has always had so much to offer. Ever since Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias rounded the Cape of Good Hope, foreigners have been arriving in Cape Town enchanted by its physical beauty and the presence of the mighty Table Mountain. The good times in Cape Town did not last. Peter and Ethnée headed back to Salisbury (now Harare) in 1945 and Robert was sent off to Cordwalles boarding school in Natal in the east of South Africa soon after at the age of eight.

It came at a time when Ethnée was preoccupied with her own plans—she was preparing to leave Africa permanently and emigrate to Australia. Her trip to Durban to help in the search for Simon had hastened her plans to leave three months ahead of schedule. She had already been planning to set sail from Durban in any case. She had been worried she would be sailing after a memorial for an adventurous and reckless son lost at sea. Instead, as she described it, she had the opportunity to spend some precious time with her son before she left.

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