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The Gruesome Legend of Jan Prinsloo's Kloof.
Transcript of The Gruesome Legend of Jan Prinsloo's Kloof.
" Many years ago this farm was owned by a man named Jan Prinsloo. All people talked of him as a bad man, someone with no family and bandits for friends. Whenever some of his friends, or himself, had done something awful they would flee to this land. Jan had many local people working for him against their will. If they refused to work for him he would threaten them until they agreed. Jan was a cruel and hard person, and the stories about him could fill a book. What you laid eyes on tonight was his death. Although everyone thought he would meet an unhappy end, what eventually got him happened quite suddenly. One day Jan had returned to the farm and found that two of his wemon helpers had taken their children to a nearby town to visit a sick relative. The fact that the women had done so without his permission made him angry. He got the women's husbands and beat them with a sjambok until they could barely move. When the wemon and children got home he tied them to tree's and beat them too. When the children cried out for their mother's he killed them. At some point Jan got bored and went to bed, leaving the children dead and the parent's laying in the field. While Jan slept a quiet fell over the farm. He went outside and saw that all of his servants had left and took his horses with them. He decided to leave before anything bad could happen, so he jumped on his last horse and started to ride away. About halfway he realized that he had left too late because the seven horsemen were already after him. You were unlucky enough to see the rest. It was such a horror filled night that the land has been forever stained. Every year, on this night Prinsloo and his killers live out his death again and again. Making the death live on for everyone who comes here. Many farmers have tried to live here since that time, but everyone has left in a hurry, and I fear this place may never be free." As Goodeick went into the house he could see storm clouds looming overhead.
At around eight o'clock that night Goodrick was surprised to see Cupido standing outside his door. Cupido nervously asked his master if he could sleep in the kitchen that night. Goodrick eyed the storm, remembering the Witchdoctor's words, let him inside. It was about midnight when the storm finally calmed and Goodrick crept downstairs to see what damage it had caused outside. When he entered the kitchen he saw Cupdio huddled by a small lanturn and he was nervously looking outside the window. " Cupido, what are you doing up? " Goodrick asked him in surpirse. " I am afraid master, and you should be too! If I were you I would bar the doors and not even try to look outside for the next hour!" Cupido said the words so strongly the Goodrick felt a tingle on the back of his neck. Just then the fimiliar scream sounded, outside louder than ever and followed by sounds of cries and horses. " What is it? What's going to happen?" Getting no answer from his servant Goodrick loaded his gun and stepped outside. What he saw terrified him more than anything else. Coming down from the hills were seven ghostly riders chasing another rider at high speed. As they grew closer Goodrick could see their wepons and hollow eyes. One of the horsemen shot the horse out from under man and they quickly got off of their own horses. They pinned the man down and chopped off all of his limbs and with one final slash they cut off his head and held it high as if it was a trophy. The leader of thehorsemen removed the man's cloths and cut him open. The group removed all of his organs while the leader kept the heart for himself. The sight was too much for poor Goodrick and he ended up passing out. THE END Culture The South African people strongly believe in what the Witchdoctor's say and take their advice seriously. They also believe that the spirits stay on the earth if they happen to have a sad or violent end. Figurative Language. There is plenty of imagery in the story, for example, when Jan is being killed it is easy to picture. The same goes for when Cupido when he knocked of Goodrick's door while the storm loomed in the background. Other than imagery there truthfully isn't any other types of figurative language.