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Hal and Roger Hunt fly straight into the jaws of death when they join warden Mark Crosby in Tsavo, an African park where poaching is big business. And with a gang leaving behind a blood-stained trail of terror and torture, the heat is on for the brothers to solve the string of mysterious murders -- before they too become victims.
behind a red film of road dust, climbed down. They showed plainly their affection for their young masters and the boys were equally pleased to see them - these fine, stalwart fellows who had been their partners in so many adventures, capturing live animals of every sort for the world’s zoos and circuses. The tents of the safari team were erected behind the row of bandas. The kitchen boys of the lodge set up a long table in the open air and loaded it with food. The men ate hungrily but hastily
over the ground three times as fast. We’ll try it on the next poacher we see.’ Chapter 12 Rescue The safari men set free all the animals that were still alive, and strong enough to stay alive. The seriously injured were placed in the lorries to be taken to the hospital. Those nearly dead of starvation and thirst were given food and water at once. The young, dying because their mothers had been killed, got special attention. A large cage was reserved for orphans. It was rapidly filled with as
figures. But I ‘d like you to get an idea of how serious this thing is.’ ‘Why don’t the governments of these countries do something about it?’ said Hal. ‘More easily said than done,’ Crosby replied. ‘They can’t afford it. It would take thousands upon thousands of rangers.’ ‘But at this rate, soon the wild animals will all be killed off.’ ‘Exactly. And that will be the end of the biggest zoo on earth. Ninety per cent of the tourists who come to East Africa come to see the animals. They bring
will also prevent infection.’ The Masai spoke to Crosby and kept glancing at Roger. The warden nodded, and one of the men dived into a hut and brought out a small gourd. From the large gourd they poured about half a cupful of blood into the small container. Then one crouched beside the cow’s udders and filled the small gourd with milk. With his finger he stirred the two liquids together - then offered the gourd to Roger. Roger looked helplessly at the warden. ‘Drink it,’ Crosby advised.
strode off. Roger’s stomach called after him, ‘Bring a sandwich back with you.’ As die sun went down the animals that had spent the heat of the day in the forest began to come out. They were greatly-interested in the plane. They gathered round it as if it had been the Ark and they were about to take a ride. Some of the smaller and more fearless ones tried to climb in with Roger. The baboons were determined to share the cabin with him. The vervet monkeys perching on the nose of the plane looked