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GRAND SAFARI
THOMAS S. ARBUTHNOT

“In the days before the super-safari of refrigerated trailers,scout planes, & decreasing game,an African hunt was an expedition such as a hunter may dream of for a lifetime.Here is the story of just such a safari by a man who lived its excitement—&understood it as only an experienced amateur hunter can.
The plains & forests of Africa were crowded with game when the author, his 2 friends, guides & bearers set out into the wilds. here were both the great & the small—the elephant & the honey-bird,the lion & the dik-dik, the buffalo,rhinoceros,leopard,zebra,&­ all the other wild creatures that made Africa the hunter's paradise it was.
Adventure was a constant—success & danger were the variables.There were moments like the search through the tall,concealing grasses for a lion, wounded & waiting his chance;the fresh trail of the elephants who had become suddenly silent in their passage through the thick brush;the night in the flimsy thorn-branch blind while rhinoceros & leopard roamed a few feet away;there were moments of terror—the hunter caught by the leap of a leopard before he could shoot—& moments of gaiety & calm.
The author, who is a distinguished American physician,has told his story of safari in the great days with irresistible enthusiasm, good humour, & knowledge.His book makes superb reading for anyone anywhere to whom personal excitement can come from the pages of a well-told true adventure.”
CONTENTS
WE RUSH AT AFRICA
CHARGING THE LION
A LEOPARD SPOTS US
LIONS IN THEIR KILLING ACT—A LIONESS CHARGES THE TRUCK, CUB CAPTURE
A BUFFALO TOSS
CHASING THE CHEETAH
ELEPHANT IN A SWAMP
WE SLEEP IN THE RHINO'S PATH
THE LION DONGA, WE SPY ONE RHINO & SHOOT ANOTHER
A SHORT ACCOUNT OF CREEPERS, CRAWLERS, HUMMERS, & BUZZERS
HUNTING DOGS, HYENAS, THE STRIKE OF A GREEN MAMBA
WATER-HOLE PHOTOGRAPHY
GIRAFFES IN ACTION
ELEPHANT STAMPEDE
FACING DEATH IN THE DARK

282 p + b/w photos
h/b very scruffy jacket
WILLIAM KIMBER, LONDON
(1954)
215 x 145mm
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  • Seller location: Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

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