Death in the Long Grass Themes

Peter H. Capstick
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At the most basic level, the text is a collection of anecdotes relating to safari adventure in Africa. Most of the stories involve Capstick as either a game culling officer or, more commonly, as a professional hunter guiding a more-or-less faceless client on an African hunting trip. A fair amount of information is delivered about the process of going on safari, including comments about various legal arrangements and the costs involved. The types of conditions in and around camp are recorded as are the various types of equipment used. Special focus is given to rifles and ammunition. None of this material, however, is intended to be a formal introduction to safari preparation or participation. It simply forms the irregularly-presented backdrop against which the main them of the text—safari hunting—occurs.

Nearly every person presented in the text is a professional hunter, a staff member...

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