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Duncan Campbell Frances Moodie, the editor of John Dunn's reminiscences, was a man of many parts and talents. He is, perhaps, best known for his book, now a rare collector's item, The history of Battles and Adventures of the British, the Boers and the Zulus. Moodie was born in Capetown in 1838, the seventh son of Donald Moodie, a government official. He was also a great extrovert, delighted in performing well publicised athletic achievements. For a while he sought his fortune in Australia and it would have been on his return to Natal that he met John Dunn, with whom, no doubt, he had much in common, and arranged the editing and publication of Dunn's extraordinary adventures.