August 24, 1968

Dear Mom and Dad,

This was a good week for the four or five non-Maasai living at Sait Somba. On Tuesday two lions killed a buffalo about a quarter of a mile from us and we came upon them almost immediately after the kill. On seeing people approaching they both ran off leaving about three quarters of a ton of meat. Buffalo is very close to beef in taste. The people got buy right away cutting up the meat and carrying it away, within a couple hours, the only evidence of the incident was a few bits of horn and some dried blood. We ate enormously for a couple of days and salted the rest away. It will last quite a while.



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