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In Africa - Hunting Adventures in Big Game Country (1910)
John T. McCutcheon
No preview available - 2007
ahead Akeley animal antelope askaris Athi Plains balloon beast beaters beautiful boma British East Africa bull bullet bushbuck bushes camera camp charge climbed Colonel Roosevelt cordite danger district duiker eland elephant hunt feet fired forest four gazelle giraffe Grant's gazelle Guas Ngishu Plateau gunbearers hartebeest heard herd hill horns hundred yards hunter hyena Kermit Kikuyu killed kongoni lion hunting Little Wanderobo Dog looked miles Mombasa morning Mosina Mount Elgon Mount Kenia mountain moved Nairobi native nearly never night Nzoia River o'clock once oribi party phants photograph porters reached reedbuck reeds rhino rifle rush safari seemed seen shauri ship shoot shot side skin slope slowly Somali spot Stephenson stopped sultan swamp tail tall grass Tana River Tarlton tent boys thought ticks tins told topi trail tree trip Uganda waterbuck wild wildebeest wounded zebra
Page 50 - ... old family physician — the man who knew your peculiarities, your idiosyncrasies and your life. He was as much bound up in your destiny as your minister or your lawyer. He was adviser, counselor, friend. If I could rehabilitate him, put him in every community in America, get him to be my friend, I could be elected to any office within the gift of the people. It is nothing against science ; nothing against these specialists ; nothing against their accuracy, and it is not regret over the fees...
Page 401 - Buffalo (bull), 2 ; rhinoceros, hippopotamus, 2; eland, 1; zebra (Grevey s), 2; zebra (common), 20; oryx (oallotis), 2 ; oryx (beisa), 4 ; waterbuck (of each species), 2 ; sable antelope (male), 1 ; roan antelope (male), 1 ; greater kudu (male), 1 ; lesser kudu, 4; topi, 2; topi (in Jubaland, Tanaland and Loita Plains), 8 ; Coke's hartebeest, 20 ; Neumann's hartebeest 2 ; Jackson's hartebeest, 4 ; Hunter's antelope, 6 ; Thomas's kob, 4 ; bongo, 2...
Page 236 - Standing, the kongoni is a picture of alert, interested good humor; running, he is extremely funny, as he bounces along on legs that seem to be stiffened so that he appears to rise and fall in his stride like a huge rubber ball. We made quite a study of the kongoni, for he is a most interesting animal. He is unselfish and vigilant in protecting the other creatures of the plain.