Inclosed Territory

Inclosed Territory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...our camp and its slender equipment utterly impossible without the probability of neck-breaking or eye-blinding, and no moon till near morning! But there we were and there we had to stay. Chill, almost bitter, though the night was, none but the tiniest twig fires were permitted, just enough to fry our meat and to boil our coffee and the men's p0shoheaped sufurias. Absolute silence among the noisy porters was easily obtained by placing among them a Lumbwa elmorcm, with orders to smash with his rimgu (knob-kerrie) the first noisy mouth, --orders he would have been delighted to execute on the first offender. Then, dead fagged of the tough day, and having arranged a night watch of the camp, with orders to rouse us quickly at the first sound of elephant, buffalo, or rhino, Jordan and I turned in, --and never opened an eye till called by Salem at dawn, the buffalo having, obviously, lodged elsewhere, and the tuskers stopped somewhere en route. Before sun-up, Arab Tumo and Arab Barta were off ahead of us. Shortly thereafter, coffee and a snack gobbled down, Jordan and I followed. The wind barring us from the pass, we were forced to climb straight for the summit, two miles west of the pass, a smooth enough climb, for large areas thereabouts had recently been burned, but so steep it made tough, slow going. While we were still a hundred feet below the summit, our two scouts appeared upon it, stopping and resting upon their spears, silhouetted against the clear blue sky, still as ebony statues. Evidently their task was finished--they had the elephant marked down. Come to them, they silently pointed far down below and off to the south of us, where for a time I could see nothing but the landscape. Presently, however, my eyes caught glints of...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236839749
  • 9781236839749