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By Willard Price

Hal and Roger Hunt are on an grand African experience 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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Possibly solid. ’ So while the excursion began, it neglected the footprints of the evening viewers and these of the child elephant. the belief were Roger’s, yet toe monitoring used to be Joro’s, and he played it with nice ability. even if the path used to be pressured by means of the prints of different elephantine toes, together with these of the younger, Joro was once in a position to choose the footprints of massive Boy. They ended in eco-friendly Lake, yet didn't vanish within the water. as an alternative, they the shore, now not in the direction of Beego bathroom, yet to the appropriate, around the east finish of the lake, then prior the waterfall and up the steep slope to the following terrace or balcony, the place Black Lake sulked less than heavy clouds. right here have been tremendous fingers, massive mimosa and grass 8 ft excessive. A super-size rhino used to be feeding on a super-size nettle, munching the three-inch-long spikes of the nettle with as a lot excitement as though they'd been a lot ice cream and cake. big groundsels flowered alongside the sting of the lake. It used to be all so unreal that Roger stated, ‘I has to be dreaming. ’ ‘Your dream takes you again approximately 3 million years,’ Hal acknowledged. this can be how it was once at the moment over a lot of Africa. Down at the Serengeti simple no longer faraway from right here archaeologists have found the fossil continues to be of huge pigs, massive sheep, great ostriches, an incredible baboon, and a rhino two times as huge because the ones to be came upon there at the present time. Africa was once a land of giants. Now the giants are long past - other than in those mountains. ’ ‘I nonetheless don’t really understand,’ Roger acknowledged, ‘why the giants disappeared all over the place else yet stayed on the following. ’ ‘Nobody has get a hold of an excellent resolution to that one. after all, the day-by-day rain has much to do with it. That makes the crops develop, and the place there's lots to devour the animals develop too. yet that’s no longer the full tale. maybe a part of the answer's that it is a type of island close clear of the area. everyone is harmful - yet few humans have ever came upon their means the following. Then there’s whatever in regards to the soil. they are saying that simply because this quarter . hasn't ever been ripped up by means of volcanic motion it has had a similar form of soil for a long time. anyways, it doesn't matter what the explanation, the following you're residing 3 million years in the past. How does it believe? ’ ‘Spooky,’ acknowledged Roger. The heavy fog changed into drizzle, and the drizzle into rain, and the rain right into a cloudburst thundering down with such strength that during ten mins the tracks of the newborn elephant have been thoroughly burnt up The rain without notice stopped. the lads got here jointly and regarded in useless for extra tracks. From the unseen mountains got here a final ripple of thunder like a giant’s snigger. Joro ordered the lads to make a circle a few hundred toes in diameter round the spot the place he stood and view each inch of floor. They did so, steadily operating their approach in to the centre. they discovered not anything. They sat down at the damp floor. back got here that rumbling snigger from the hidden mountains. ‘Are you going to stick the following and be laughed at? ’ demanded Hal ‘You are males, now not kids. these you search for, in addition they are just males, now not gods.

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