This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ...fellows, to take charge of the safari out to where I intended to hunt. There was a party of the King's African Rifles camped at Neri; the ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ...fellows, to take charge of the safari out to where I intended to hunt. There was a party of the King's African Rifles camped at Neri; the powerful-looking enlisted men were from the south, chiefly from one of the northernmost tribes of Zulu blood, and their two officers were of the best Kipling-soldier type. Then there was another safari, that of Messrs. Kearton and Clark who were taking some really extraordinary photographs of birds and game. Finally, Governor and Mrs. Jackson arrived from a trip they had been making round Kenia; and I was much pleased to be able to tell the Governor, who had helped me in every way, about my bull elephant, and to discuss with him some of the birds we had seen and the mammals we had trapped. A great ingowa, a war-dance of the natives, was held in his honor, and the sight was, as always, one of interest and of a certain fascination. There was an Indian trader at Neri from whom we had obtained donkeys to carry to our elephant camp "posho," or food for the porters. He announced that they were all in readiness in a letter to Cuninghame, which was meant to be entirely respectful, but which sounded odd, as it Was couched in characteristic Baboo English. The opening lines ran: "Dear K-ham, the donkeys are altogether deadly." At last fifty Kikuyus assembled--they are not able to carry the loads of regular Swahili porters--and I started that moment, though it was too late in the afternoon to travel more than three or four miles. The Kikuyus were real savages, naked save for a dingy blanket, usually carried round the neck. They formed a picturesque safari; but it was difficult to make the grasshopper-like creatures take even as much thought for the future as the ordinary happygo-lucky porters take. At night if it ...
Very Good. This is Volume 2 of African Game Trails. 1920. Prior owner's name is on front end page. No dust jacket. The cover is deep green with Roosevelt's initials impressed in the center. On the spine is what appears to be the residue of a sticker.
African Game Trails Volume 2; An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist
by Theodore Roosevelt, IV
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