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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway - "An African Story" Summary & Analysis

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"An African Story" Summary

David and his dog Kibo find a bull elephant with large tusks. David tells his father. His father and a guide, Juma, track the elephant to take the tusks. David accompanies them and becomes very weak throughout the trip. David regrets telling his father and leading him to the death of the elephant. Juma explains that he wounded the elephant once in the past and killed the elephant's companion. They reach the skeleton of that dead elephant and realize that the living elephant must have traveled to visit the site of his companion's death. Juma shoots the elephant, which attacks and wounds him. David and his father approach the dying elephant and David watches its eyes as it dies. They take the tusks and return to the village. David has learned a new lesson on trust and...

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