By Willard Price
Hal and Roger Hunt are on an grand African event to trace down the infrequent nice white elephant. The brothers coolly take on their job -- regardless of doom-laden prophecies from mumbo, a Watussi chieftain -- and because the temperature rises... the danger-level intensifies.
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They're proven the following at the map - Speke Glacier, Elena Glacier, furnish Glacier, and many others. while the glacier crawls a long way adequate down the mountain to get into wanner climate it melts and out from the top of it comes a river. a majority of these rivers aid to make the Nile. whilst it, involves glaciers, those mountains take the cake. There’s no such gang of glaciers at the Equator at any place else, no longer even within the Andes. ’ ‘You be aware of what they seem like? ’ Roger stated by surprise. ‘A herd of white elephants. ’ Hal laughed. ‘You’re correct. and people stuff you known as tongues - they’re the elephants’ trunks. beautiful huge elephants! a few of these trunks has to be 5 miles lengthy. Now i will comprehend the Watussi superstition - that the mountains are elephants. And who wouldn’t be petrified of elephants that giant? ’ He appeared up back. The elephants of the sky have been long gone. as though via magic, they'd vanished in the back of a curtain of mist the men could by no means see the elephants of heaven back. yet they'd meet them on the earth, they usually may by no means see them with out contemplating the sky monsters with trunks 5 miles lengthy. bankruptcy 6 Hunters within the tree-tops quickly the darkish mist unfold. Its clammy hands clawed on the floor. A relax drizzle started to fall. ‘I’m afraid the elements has lower back to common. ’ Hal shivered. ‘A hello to stick in mattress. ’ yet Abu and his males didn't appear to brain the chilly rain on their naked our bodies. ‘We cross now? ’ acknowledged Abu cheerfully. ‘We cross now,’ agreed Hal. ‘First you are going to drink this. ’ Abu provided a gourd containing a red liquid. whilst Hal hesitated, Abu stated: ‘We continuously drink this prior to we pass on a hunt’ ‘Why? ’ ‘It makes us robust. ’ Then I wouldn’t consider taking it clear of you,’ Hal stated. ‘You have such a lot of males - you will want it’ ‘We have all under the influence of alcohol of it there's sufficient left for you and all of your males. ’ Hal might reflect on not more excuses. He raised the gourd and took a sip of the unusual liquid. It was once fairly favourite. ‘Why, i do know that style. what's it? ’ Abu smiled. ‘Cola. ’ he stated. ‘In your state you need to purchase it in bottles. the following we don’t need to purchase it. We decide it off the bushes. significant red nuts - our girls boil them and pound them and boil them back. stable, no? Drink it. ’ Hal could willingly have thrown out the really soiled liquid at the back of a bush, yet Abu watched him till he had downed each drop, and all his males had under the influence of alcohol too. The pygmies had one other deal with in shop for his or her viewers. They introduced a pan of evil-smelling grease and went approximately smearing the faces and palms of Hal, Roger, and the entire group. their very own our bodies have been lined with a similar stuff and so they smelled to excessive heaven. ‘I’ve had approximately adequate of this,’ Roger growled. ‘ What’s the grease for? ’ ‘I imagine it’s elephant fats’ Hal stated. They placed it directly to drown the fellow smelt Then while the elephants seize their odor they believe they're simply smelling different elephants. ’ Roger held his nostril. ‘I want I have been an elephant’ he acknowledged. Then I wouldn’t brain the scent. ’ Abu led the best way into the wooded area at the back of him trooped seventy or extra of the little black hunters, and Hal’s staff of thirty.