Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O., capt. 25th Royal fusiliers

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byJohn Guille Millais

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...tsessebes, water-bucks, zebras, and here and there were always scattered parties of reedbucks, oribis, and the smaller antelopes. Wart-hogs and bush-pigs were equally tame and confiding, and hippopotami disported in the rivers and lagoons in broad daylight, and there was not a night that several troops of lions were not heard roaring. Yet curiously enough, in spite of the abundance of the last-named, Selous only saw three individuals, one of which he killed after it had charged twice. This, he says, was the last of "thirtyone lions I have shot."1 This number does not tally with the statement, "I have only shot twenty-five lions when entirely by myself,"2 but the discrepancy is accounted for by the fact that he killed six lions between 1893 and 1896. 1 "Travel and Adventure in S.E. Africa," pp. 417-425. The opening up of the new country proceeded rapidly till June, 1892, when Selous wrote to his mother from Salisbury:--"The telegraph wire is now at Fort Charter, and before the end of next month the office will be opened here in Salisbury, and Mashunaland will be in telegraph communication with the whole of the civilized world. This, if you come to think of it, is really a magnificent piece of enterprise. We are having the most lovely weather up here, although it is the middle of summer and the rainy season; nice cool cloudy days, with showers of rain occasionally, but nothing worth speaking of. The Government buildings 1 "African Native Notes and Reminiscences," p. 311, 1908. Badminton Library. "The Lion in S. Africa," p. 316, 1894. are progressing rapidly. We now have an abundance of vegetables here. Everything thrives marvellously, potatoes, cabbage, onions, shalots, radishes,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...tsessebes, water-bucks, zebras, and here and there were always scattered parties of reedbucks, oribis, and the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217963846

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