The Witch Doctor and Other Rhodesian Studies

The Witch Doctor and Other Rhodesian Studies

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Excerpt: ...Baker produced a long hand-line with an immense hook on the end of it. The bait he used was a lump of washing soap. I didn't go with him because I wasn't ready and he was impatient to begin. "We shall catch big barbles here," said Baker. I followed him, and saw him throw his lump of soap well out into the river. I stood on the bank above and watched. Baker lit his pipe, looked up and down the river, and at his line. Then he shifted the line to his left hand, which he lifted to his left ear. With his right Pg 123 he made a winding movement close to his head, and said: "'Ullo! Exchange; put me on to Mr. Barble, please, miss." To my intense amusement, and to Baker's obvious surprise, there was a sharp tug at the line. He remained for a while with his hand suspended near his right ear as though still on the handle of the old-fashioned telephone instrument. Then he gave a violent strike. But the barbleshow more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236733452
  • 9781236733450