adventure - lust - treasure - mystery
Who is - or was - Rexx Rhyder?
Some place him as a criminal who was drafted into the
British African Expidentionary force who killed his
commanding officer - being of low birth and Irish race.
Others have him as a maverick early Achaeologist who
despite being Irish worked with Lord Winthrop to uncover
many mysteries of the past. Still others have him as a
reckless looter of treasures, a level lower than Schlieman
and a conteporary of Forte, more concerned with wild
speculation and legends than accepted historical fact.
Those that knew him sometimes painted the picture of a
reckless wastrel, into drink and loose women who worked
as a ‘tour guide’ and led well-heeled tourists into the very
danger he was credited with ‘saving’ them from. Women
regarded him as a lecherous man who had a gift of gab and
did everything to talk his way into their intimate embrace,
to then leave to see another part of the world leaving them
with child as bastard as he. In latter decades his works
proved invaluable to the seekers of the ‘paranormal’ for he
chased the truth no matter what ‘accepted science’
Many who did know him said he was one of the last men,
until perhaps World War 2 to be known as a “Hero”…