SOUTH AFRICA: No. 4

For 18 years bearded old Jacobus J. Jonker got poorer, greyer and dingier washing South African gravel in the prospector's enduring hope of someday finding a diamond as big as an egg at his feet. Three miles away from his miserable diggings at Elandsfontein another prospector had found the Cullinan Diamond, big as an orange, one hot January day in 1905. A $5,000 find several years ago enabled Jacobus Jonker to hire a black Kaffir boy to do his digging. One of the Jonker sons was watching the black one day last...

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