Death in the Long Grass - Study Guide Underrated Killers Summary & Analysis

Peter H. Capstick
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Chapter 9 contains a grab-bag of potential human-killing animals instead of remaining focused on a single type of animal. In this sense, it is a deviation from the normal structure of the text but in tone, texture, and style it is entirely consistent. Although about as lengthy as Chapters 7 and 8 combined, fully one-third of chapter 9's pages are devoted to photographs. The chapter opens with an introspective segment considering the relatively commonplace event of death in Africa; in essence, Capstick notes that Africa is a wild place full of dangerous animals and all animals, including human, are considered to be food by some other animals.

One evening, Capstick and his unnamed wife sit with Jan and Lassie Allen at the Khwaai Lodge. Suddenly, several hundred antelope burst from the edge of the vegetation some 300 yards distance and stampede toward the lodge. The antelope flee...

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