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. The story of Africa and its explorers. ich were at that time at large on theveldt—and he did not observe that she hadwhelps with her. Beginning to halloo in hisusual way, she looked up, growled savagely,and, before he had time to retreat, she sprangat him and destroyed him on the spot. At places, reputed to be sharp for lions,Alexander used to lie down with a dust-mans bell—we are speaking of the first year TO BE HAD FOB THE TAKING. 189 of Queen Victorias reign—at his head, notfor the purpose of summoning anyone todinner, but with the intention of frighteningthe hons from approaching what mi

. The story of Africa and its explorers. ich were at that time at large on theveldt—and he did not observe that she hadwhelps with her. Beginning to halloo in hisusual way, she looked up, growled savagely,and, before he had time to retreat, she sprangat him and destroyed him on the spot. At places, reputed to be sharp for lions,Alexander used to lie down with a dust-mans bell—we are speaking of the first year TO BE HAD FOB THE TAKING. 189 of Queen Victorias reign—at his head, notfor the purpose of summoning anyone todinner, but with the intention of frighteningthe hons from approaching what mi Stock Photo
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. The story of Africa and its explorers. ich were at that time at large on theveldt—and he did not observe that she hadwhelps with her. Beginning to halloo in hisusual way, she looked up, growled savagely,and, before he had time to retreat, she sprangat him and destroyed him on the spot. At places, reputed to be sharp for lions,Alexander used to lie down with a dust-mans bell—we are speaking of the first year TO BE HAD FOB THE TAKING. 189 of Queen Victorias reign—at his head, notfor the purpose of summoning anyone todinner, but with the intention of frighteningthe hons from approaching what might betheirs. And, indeed, it was only when gamehad temporarily left the country that thisdreaded marauder became troublesome ; for the warm hides, and roasting the livers forbreakfast, a herd of the magnificent koodooantelopes made its appearance. Then, beforeany of them approached within firing dis-tance, a dancing flock of springbucks engagedattention, and anon two black rhinoceroses,covered with dried mud from the pools of the. WANDERING HUNTERS (MASAEWA BITSHMEN), NORTH KALAHARI DESERT. (From a Photograph by Mr. H. A. Bryden.) A plethoraof game. at ordinary times man and oxen need not beattacked. Antelopes and zebras and giraffeswere to be had for the taking;at the foot of the mountainsespecially these animals were rife.One day—and it was not a white-letter one—a cloud of dust ahead heralded the passage ofa large troop of wild horses, some of whichfell to the hunters bullets. While the natives,for lack of water, were squeezing into theirmouths the moisture of the half-diofested grassin the horses stomachs, cutting shoes from Chuntop, in which they had been wallowing,tempted a shot; albeit, this thick-skinned brutewill run away with a bushel of bullets in it, ifthey are fired at any other portion of hisbody except the backbone or behind the jaw.Finally, just to vary the programme, a femalerhinoceros that had been wounded camesnorting along with si. furious rush, a