The Giraffe Hunters

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byMayne Reid

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...There was one little incident, however, apparently a very interesting one to the dogs. While passing an elevation that might almost have been called a mountain, a troop of chacmas, or dog-faced baboons, was seen descending from the summit, probably in search of water. The hunters had often heard that dogs have a greater hatred for these animals than for any others; and they now had strong evidence of the truth of this statement. Only one dog of the whole pack had ever encountered chacmas before; yet, immediately on seeing them, all seemed aroused to the highest pitch of fury it was possible for canine nature to attain. Simultaneously they rushed towards the baboons, baying savagely as they ran. Sheer instinct seemed to have stirred them to this animosity against animals whose aspect, in some respects, resembled their own. "Ride forward," shouted Willem, "or our dogs will be killed." Up to this time the baboons had shown no disposition to retreat. They appeared to think that the trouble of fighting dogs was not so great as that of returning up the mountain; but at the first report of Groot Willem's roer, they scattered off after a fashion that left the dogs not the slighest chance of overtaking them. Only one of them remained behind, and it was the animal that had received the shot. Being wounded, it was immediately attacked.by the dogs, who could not be choked off till they had torn the ugly brute into shreds. '9' CHAPTER XXXIX. AMONG THE MIMOSAS. THE hunters were now intent upon but one object,--that of procuring the giraffes. The roar of a lion near the camp could not have drawn them out of it. An elephant carrying many pounds of ivory was a sight that did not awaken sufficient interest to tempt a pursuit. All had a full appreciation of...

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...There was one little incident, however, apparently a very interesting one to the dogs. While passing an elevati...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217585205

ISBN - 13:9780217585200

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