The Hand of General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C.
The right hand of General Sir Redvers Buller, Platen, is a remarkable example of two lines of head on the same hand. One is contained in the level of head and heart crossing the palm from side to side. The other, the line from high up on Jupiter, The lines from the line of life on the base of the first finger are also worthy of interest, The hand itself is long, of the intellectual type, while the thumb stands out clear and distinct, the embodiment of willpower and determination. The fourth or 'little finger' is the one badly developed part of this hand. Sir Redvers Buller was a man with no great command of language or gift of eloquence, and was unable to defend himself when the moment came when speech would have been a valuable asset, I have written about the indications given by the fourth finger in Chapter 11, (Part I)
The lines of fate and Sun are also good up to the point where a line 1 may be noticed crossing the line of Sun toward Saturn. This is not a good sign on any hand, as it indicates some reverse of fate, at about the time when this mark crosses the line of Sun.
General Sir Redvers Buller had extraordinary power and command over his men when he employed the gift of organisation and authority conferred on him by the line of head coming from Jupiter.
There is, however, something contradictory and even unlucky about " persons who have the lines of head and heart running together across the palm. Such people have a kind of 'single track' brain that will not listen to others or take any advice. They may meet with considerable success out of their excessive power of concentration on some one object, until any mark on their line of Sun bends or inclines towards the Mount of Saturn. If such is the case, their plans suddenly turn out wrong and they usually meet with disaster.
Sir Redvers Buller was skeptical when I told him that there lay before him another campaign which would bring censure and criticism on him, This actually occurred when, as Commander-in-Chief in the Boer War, the disaster of 'Spoin Kop' and the Modder River brought about his recall and censure by the War Office.