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King Solomon’s Mines
Music: Charles Villiers Stanford
Allan Quartermain goes in search of a lost tourist and a legendary hoard of diamonds.

AFTER George Curtis went missing in South Africa, his brother Sir Henry engaged grizzled hunter Allan Quartermain to find him. George was last seen heading for Solomon’s Mines, twin peaks forty leagues north of the Kafue River — supposedly the Biblical Ophir, source of the ancient King of Israel’s fabulous wealth.

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