Drums Along the Congo: On the Trail of Mokele-Mbembe, the Last Living Dinosaur

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rory nugent, 1993 - Travel - 248 pages
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In the heart of the Congo, in the deep waters of Lake Tele, is rumored to live a dinosaur-like creature called Mokele-Mbembe, the god-beast. The rumors are convincing enough to have inspired a handful of scientific expeditions over the years, including a recent solo effort by American explorer and cryptozoologist Rory Nugent. After a ritual exorcism in Brazzaville, Nugent made his way by plane, boat, and foot to the lake's muddy shores, an environment little changed since the age of the dinosaurs. Paddling and trekking for weeks, living on snakes and snails, he finally spotted a brontosaurus-like shape far across the water. But when he tried to get closer, his guides ordered him back at gunpoint, explaining that "the god can approach man, but man never approaches the god".
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
10
CHAPTER 3
22
CHAPTER 4
30
CHAPTER 5
38
CHAPTER 6
45
CHAPTER 7
56
CHAPTER 8
64
CHAPTER 16
127
CHAPTER 17
140
CHAPTER 18
148
CHAPTER 19
161
CHAPTER 20
168
CHAPTER 21
173
CHAPTER 22
189
CHAPTER 23
198

CHAPTER 9
68
CHAPTER 1O
77
CHAPTER 11
79
CHAPTER 12
91
CHAPTER 13
101
CHAPTER 14
110
CHAPTER 15
119
CHAPTER 24
208
CHAPTER 25
216
CHAPTER 26
226
CHAPTER 27
236
EPILOGUE
245
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