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Old March 27, 2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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I read that book years ago. Seem to remember he sat on an elevated platform in the elephant grass which allowed him to see the elephant foreheads sticking out like islands sticking out of the sea but the elephants couldn't see him or each other because of the tall grass. He thought the 256 Mannlicher* or 275* Rigby were plenty good enough for that type of shooting.

*Those were British designations for 6.5 Mannlicher and 7mm Mauser.
o "The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching." Assyrian tablet, c. 2800 BC

o "In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain

o "They have gun control in Cuba. They have universal health care in Cuba. So why do they want to come here?" Paul Harvey

o TODAY WE CARVE OUT OUR OWN OMENS! Leonidas, Thermopylae, 480 BC

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