Towards the end of the war, the so-called gentleman’s war was long over and guerilla warfare had started. Lt. Brown’s stables were attacked. He bravely attempted to defend his outpost, but during the skirmish he was killed. (His grave can be found in the old Pretoria cemetery). What disastrous news awaited his bride-to-be! Through the aid of Sammy Marks (an influential figure at that time and a personal friend of Paul Kruger, State President of the Zuid-Africhaanse Republic, both men with whom she was well acquainted, she then bought the site of the Whistletree Manor and she settled in the cottage where she and Lt. Brown had often met.
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