By James Casada
The writings of Selous look in a single landmark quantity, coplete with infrequent photos and annotated by way of well known African professional, Dr. James Casada. Selous describes early days in Botswana and Zambezia.
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James A. Casada. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be used or reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical reproduction, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission from the publisher. S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. Casada, James A. e-Book Safari Press Inc. com. TABLE OF CONTENTS Acknowledgments A Note on Selection Editor’s Introduction PART ONE: A HUNTER’S EARLY WANDERINGS 1. Christmas in an African Desert 2.
Lions, rhinos, and hippos, together with all sorts of lesser game for the pot, also fell with regularity to his guns. Today his carefully maintained game lists, which noted every animal taken, read like a prodigal catalog of slaughter, but it must be remembered that Selous was hunting in an age when the supply of game in Africa seemed virtually inexhaustible. For the next quarter of a century, even though he was born too late to enjoy the halcyon days of the quest along the ivory trail, Selous would lead a life composed of a blend of romance, danger, excitement, and adventure on the African veld.
I then with Dick (who was mounted) and all our boys set about driving our cattle on the track of those belonging to Tinkarn and his people, who had already set off eastward under the guidance of the Bushmen. After a very hot and weary tramp, we at last reached the vlei where our guides had hoped to be able to show us water. As at the pool of Mahakabi, so here there were still a few gallons of liquid left, but not enough unfortunately to be of any use, the thirsty oxen again rushing into it and trampling it into mud immediately.