South of Suez by William Ashley AndersonSouth of Suez by William Ashley Anderson

South of Suez

byWilliam Ashley Anderson

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920. Excerpt: ... The Wilderness Patrol DO you remember one day under the white tents of Dar-es-Salaam--"the Port of Peace"--when a scorching sun poured down too great a heat for drills, and guard-mount was a sweltering ordeal, and the hospital regulations gave you one of your rare and brief opportunities to visit us in our meagre camp, that you asked me about a patrol I took with The Commissioner beyond the Escarpment?... There was too much else to talk about then, so I couldn't give you much of an idea of the country. Catchy Boy and Bwana Poor had so much better to talk about; and The Commissioner, sober, was too great a distraction. Besides, as I remember, I was pretty well fed up with the bush.... But when, at last, they slung you in a stretcher aboard ship, and you sailed in doubt for England and home, I gathered together some scraps of paper and jotted down notes of that particular safari to remind you of old days, an old pal, and a hot and thunderous land that nearly broke us both, yet left us richer far than ever wealth could do.... It is just a haphazard account without much regard for chronology or tense; and much there is that you can fill in, for, of course, the most of it is left out!... It was a war safari, naturally; but there is practically no talk of scrapping. The flurries of war we may always have with us; but the quivering wilderness, the great horned monsters brooding in the heat haze of primordial times, and the elemental savages who gibber in prehistoric gloom, are not eternal.... A few sentences may serve to bring up pleasant though melancholy memories--things which we must discuss at greater length and in another mood if we ever foregather again.... When we struck a bearing, then, across my watch, and located ourselves by an angle drawn from the di...
Title:South of SuezFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021787276X

ISBN - 13:9780217872768