Death in the Long Grass - Cape Buffalo Summary & Analysis

Peter H. Capstick
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A local man walks along a dusty road on the way home after a day's work. He hears a grunt from the side of the path and sees a cape buffalo charging at him. His body flushes with adrenaline, and he begins to run down the road toward the safety of a large tree. Only feet away from the tree, the flats of the buffalo's massive horns slam into the man, crushing him against the trunk of the tree. The buffalo repeatedly buffets the man against the tree and then uses its horn tips to flip the man into the air several times before chopping him open with its axe-edged hooves. Finally, the buffalo rolls over and over the corpse, grinding it into the dirt of the trail until little more than a bloody pulp remains. An hour later, Capstick, two clients, and...

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