There was a time when young Pieter van Jaarsveld took it for granted that everybody could see water underground. He could. One day, when he was still very young, Pieter saw his father digging a well in a corner of the family farm beneath which there was obviously (to Pieter) no water. Pieter suggested another spot. His father tried it and struck a cool, clear gusher. Pieter nodded wisely. Some years later his schoolteacher lost a gold ring under the sand and Pieter found it for him with a single glance. Ever since then Pieter (now 16) has been kept...

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