Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Adventures of Hans Sterk

The South African Hunter and Pioneer

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1869
Language: English
Wordcount: 93,479 / 263 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.4
LoC Categories: PR, SK
Downloads: 1,367
Added to site: 2010.05.28
mnybks.net#: 27933
Genre: Adventure
Excerpt

tions for the start. The plan of hunting which they had adopted, was to enter the country with waggons, oxen, and horses; to leave their waggons at a good outspanning-place where there was plenty of water and forage for the cattle; then to scour the country round and search for game, or spoor, which if found, the horses, oxen, and waggons were brought up, and the elephants hunted on horseback. The elephant is so formidable an animal, and usually is so fierce, especially when wounded and hunted, that few African sportsmen venture to follow him on foot into his dense woody retreats. It is customary to drive the herd, when discovered, into the most open country, this driving being accomplished either by setting fire to the dried grass, by making large bonfires, or by discharging fire-arms, and thus causing the herds to leave a secure retreat for one less sheltered. It is not unfrequently a matter of two or three days, to drive elephants into a good and favourable country; and upon this driving being judiciously

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Magnolia Belle
When Magnolia Belle isn't daydreaming about owning an antebellum steamboat that cruises off into the sunset, she writes fascinating novels. Today we chat about her book T'on Ma, why she picked Magnolia Belle as a pen name and how she lived in a tipi for six months.
Read full interview...