mage from page 272 of "On safari : big game hunting in British East Africa, with studies in bird-life" (1908)
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all between the eyes,and the next shot gave me a second—both at extremeranges. Though big bulls, neither carried a first-ratehead. From the spot where No. 2 fell on the ridge of arocky bluff we looked down upon the Athi River, itscourse indicated by belts of brushwood and tall forest-trees that fringe the banks. Spying from here, we madeout a group of ten wildebeests, standing listless in agreen corrie a mile away; but with a single old bullalert as sentry. These also proved wilder than wild, andstalking j)ractically impossible. Though undulated, thesloping gradients of this veld are altogether too spacious,the angles too gentle, to afford any real advantage. THE ATHI PLAINS 203 After many laborious attempts—all in vain—as a lastresource we tried an appeal to the known curiosityof the gnu. As the string of great shaggy beastswent prancing and capering along a slope 500 yardsaway, Hamisi and I threw ourselves down flat on thegrass just before the animals took a slight fold in th