Death in the Long Grass Topics for Discussion

Peter H. Capstick
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After reading the book, which animal would you consider to be the quintessential African 'big game' animal?

Capstick routinely uses a .470 Nitro Express double-rifle for his hunting. Why do you think he would limit himself to only two rapid shots by selecting such a weapon? What other aspects of his typical gun might make it more desirable than, say, a bolt-action magazine repeater?

After establishing himself as a professional hunter, Capstick was offered a job as a game culler. He found the offer very flattering but in the end turned it down. Why?

The photograph on the back of the dust jacket shows a weary Capstick sitting in the African countryside. Of the various anecdotes related in the book, which one do you most associate with this photograph? Why?

Capstick repeatedly asserts that most Americans have no factual basis on which to make valid statements about African...

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