Lotter's Last Fight by Taffy and David Shearing
Approx. 21,840 words.
Published on April 10, 2011.
Historically accurate, this fast-moving, non-fictional story is about how a barman led small-time farmers in the Karoo from the Graaff-Reinet district into rebellion in 1901 during the South African War. At first it was easy to sow mayhem, but nine months later they were run to earth in a sheep-shed in the pouring rain. The story of the casualties, the executions, their exile and return is given.