In the Grip of the Nyika: Further Adventures in British East Africa

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Macmillan, 1909 - Hunting - 389 pages
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Page 94 - Till a voice, as bad as Conscience, rang interminable changes On one everlasting Whisper day and night repeated — so: "Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges — "Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!
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Page 401 - Eyewithnesse related to the world. Some left written by Mr. Hakluyt at his death, more since added, his also perused and perfected.
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Page 267 - ... was very little left of the zebra when I went out to investigate. As the night wore on rhino after rhino came walking towards the water with the gravest unconcern, every species in the neighbourhood making way for him except his own kind. Finally, towards dawn, the whole place abounded with hyaenas.
Page 267 - I counted eight all present at one time, and one of these, more inquisitive than the rest, came sniffing round my boma to see what was there, and so paid for his curiosity with his life. He proved to be of a rather rare kind, the striped hyaena.
Page 297 - ... be better to say that it agreed so well that nobody got the idea that it may not be justified. Today we realize that glib extrapolation from billiard balls and grains of sand down to the properties of objects of atomic dimensions was the cardinal sin of classical physics which led to its downfall. But it is always easy to be wise after the event and it is only fair to say that the 19th century physicists would certainly have questioned the justification of this extrapolation, had they only realized...
Page 139 - He was a most lovable man, with a thorough knowledge of the Kikuyu nation. These people knew him as Bwana Hora, and although he had often chastised them, they came to love him in the end as they have loved no other white man before or since. As is fitting, his bones lie here among the people to whom he gave the best of his life.
Page 265 - ... sight. One elephant came and had a long drink and a bath, and then leisurely went his way down the bed of the river. It was a perfectly still night, without a breath of air blowing, which probably accounts for the fact that the animals did not wind my boma. Soon after the first troop of...
Page 264 - I therefore had a boma made close by the spring so that I might sit and watch the various beasts in the brilliant moonshine as .they came to quench their thirst. I had the camp purposely pitched over half a mile away, in order that the animals should not be kept from the water or be disturbed during the night.

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