The Holy Flower

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Allan and the Holy Flower
1917 Ward Lock edition
Author H. Rider Haggard
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Allan Quatermain Series
Publisher Ward Lock & Co
Publication date
Preceded by Child of Storm
Followed by Finished

Allan and the Holy Flower is a 1915 novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain. It first appeared serialised in The Windsor Magazine.[1] The plot involves Quatermain going on a trek into Africa to find a mysterious flower.


Brother John, who has been wandering in Africa for years, confides to Allan a huge and rare orchid, the largest ever found. Allan arrives to England with the flower and there he meets Mr. Stephen Somers.

Due to a mixup at auction, Somers ends up paying a huge sum for a particularly rare flower. His Father agrees to cover the cost of the flower but also disinherits his son. Stephen resolves to sell the flower and use it to finance an expedition to Africa to recover a live specimen of the huge orchid Allan brought back with him.



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