Posts Tagged ‘African Adventure’

postheadericon A Rip Van Winkle of the Kalahari

A Rip Van Winkle of the KalahariBy Frederick Cornell

Seven Tales of South-West Africa

First published in 1915, these seven stories exemplify the beautiful, but arid and treacherous area that forms part of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa and Namibia (then South-West Africa).

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postheadericon The Man-eaters of Tsavo

The Man-eaters of TsavoBy J. H. Patterson

And Other East African Adventures

In 1898, the British East Africa Company commissioned Col. John H. Patterson to oversee the construction of a railway bridge over the Tsavo River in present-day Kenya. Almost immediately after his arrival, lion attacks started to take place on the workers, with the lions dragging men out of their tents at night and feeding on their victims.

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