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"The last event in Queen Victoria's reign was the Borewore, or more correctly, Boerwoer (Batavian), which was fought against a very tiresome Batavian tribe called the Boers, because they were left over from all the previous woers. ...

"Many battles were fought against the Borers at utterly memorable places like Neck's Creek, Creek's Neck, Knock Knee and Knick-er-Knockers. ...

"The Barwar was obviously a Good Thing in the end on account of it being the cause of the Boy Scouts and of their memorable Chief Scout, General Baden Powell, and also because it gave rise to a number of manly books, such as 40 Years Beating About the Bush, 50 Years Under the Microscope and 60 Years Behind the Times. ..."

1805 and All That

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