The tree where man was born
In this classic volume, Matthiessen exquisitely combines both nature and travel writing to bring East Africa to vivid life. He skillfully portrays the daily lives of herdsmen and hunter-gatherers; the drama of the predator kills; the hundreds of exotic animals; the breathtaking landscapes; and the area's turbulent natural, political, and social histories.
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The dying girl was discovered by Enderlein's cook who, interpreting her gasps as
evidence of helpless drunkenness, took speedy advantage of his opportunity and
raped her; it is hard to imagine the poor creature's last conclusions on the ...
Many buffalo, as well as rhino and elephant, live in the forest below Gidabembe.
When Peter asks me if I wish to hunt, I tell him I will think about it. Enderlein is a
good shot who is shooting badly, who is sleeping badly, whose every action has
In a circular glade, Enderlein crouches, stiffens, and steps back, holding out his
hand. Ma- gandula gives him his rifle. In the shadows ten yards to the left, the
cave of leaves is filled with a massive shape, as still as stone. A little way back
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