Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood - Chapters 26 - 30 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 26 - 30 Summary and Analysis

In Loo Paper and Coke, while Mum is in the hospital, Bobo and Van go on a weeklong trip with Dad, across the range to herd cattle. The girls pack, but forget to take toilet paper, which in British fashion they call "loo paper", or Coca-Cola.

One day Bobo drinks a few swallows of slimy stagnant river water without boiling it, and becomes desperately sick with diarrhea and vomiting. She almost dies and cannot keep anything down until Vanessa convinces her to suck on the last orange. In the Land Rover on the way back home, Bobo vows never to leave Africa. She loves Africa as much as she loves life.

In Ranch Work, Devuli Ranch is so dry that even the impala and wild cattle are subdued. Dad herds the cattle with Bobo and Vanessa, gently urging the...

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