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Title: Matabele land and the Victoria Falls; a naturalist’s wanderings in the interior of South Africa
Year: 1889 (1880s)
Authors: Oates, Frank Oates, Charles George
Subjects: Natural history Birds
Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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BIRDS NESTS. 20 lbs., as I found afterwards. The boys rushed tothe carcass, and were soon at work dismembering it.It may be one of Nelsons, but my boys think it diedbefore Sunday (the day Nelson killed his). A greatmany kites flew sweeping round. It was a regularscene, such as one sees in pictures, the Kaffirs atwork cutting off trunk and feet and strips of flesh.It was a cow – elephant, and vultures and other great numbers along the banks of rivers, and in marshy places, affixedto the rushes. 78 MATABELE LAND. creatures had got the end of the trunk and whatthey could without breaking the skin. Fires werelighted and meat cooked and devoured, whilst largepieces were put aside for removal. When the filth wasextracted from one of the tusks, Sessebi1 threwback his head and held it up first to one then to theother nostril. This is supposed to be a good thingfor any one troubled with nose-bleeding on hot days.Sessebi likewise scraped some stuff like cobblerswax from where the tusk is insert
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