August 8, 1968

Dear Mom and Dad,

We have quite an assortment of people in the hospital these days. Two warriors who got in a fight with a lion, another who was attacked by a rhino and a third gored by a buffalo. Wild animal wounds are extremely dangerous because of the almost certain infection. All these people were very badly infected but everyone is healing nicely now. I went out to get the two who had the bout with the lion a couple of weeks ago. The final twenty miles, there wasn’t even a track so it was beating through thick bush all the way. I stayed overnight at the boma and brought them back the next day. It’s no wonder cars don’t last very long out here.



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