The mythical giant Antigoon who lived near the river Scheldt exacted a toll from those crossing the river. He severed one of the hands of those who refused and threw them into the river. The giant was eventually slain by a young hero named Brabo , who cut off the giant's own hand and flung it into the river.
Antwep derives from Antwerpen , which in turn stands for hand werpen = to throw the hand.
The real-life adventures of Frederick Courtney Selous (shown here), a British big game hunter and explorer of Colonial Africa, inspired Henry Rider Haggard to create the Allan Quatermain character in the novel King Solomon’s mines .
It’s famous first lines are:
“ It is a curious thing that at my age--fifty-five last birthday--I should find myself taking up a pen to try to write a history. I wonder what sort of a history it will be when I have finished it, if ever I come to the end of the trip!”
22. The most famous Art form associated with him. (1)
The picture stars John Wayne as a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece (Natalie Wood – her younger version is played by her little sister Lana), along with Jeffrey Hunter as his adoptive nephew, who accompanies him.