Harry Quartermain

I was reading H. Rider Haggard again. Does anyone know what Harry died of?

I thought his name was Alan Quartermain. Did he have a brother? (Not sarcastic, I’ve never read Haggard)


Alan’s son Harry is mentioned as beginning medical school in “King Solomon’s Mines”, and is dead in “Alan Quartermain”.

I don’t know the answer, but there are two Quartermain stories that take place in the intervening years, though written decades later. They are THE ANCIENT ALLAN and ALLAN AND THE ICE-GODS. The answer might be in one of them, but I wouldn’t count on it. For the complete list of Quartermain stories, see http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/1938/haggard.html