I was waiting for the big crash when the one in front got to the bend. But sure as I’m sitting here, he did not fall, he stretched out his trunk and curled it around the candlewood tree on the bend and moved his body around, backside to the cliffs edge, shuffling round the bend while he kept holding onto the tree with his trunk!
You must be lying!
When Elias went to bed that night, ...The longer he thought about it, the more he like the plan. He did not see how he could ever afford a gun; if he had the chance to get a couple of tusk without one he’s should grab it.
He was down in Stinkwood Kloof at sunset. He found himself a place further along the brook from which he would be able to watch the foot path at the top and he built himself a shelter of branches there. He slept badly that night. He was not used to lying down on the ground...
Go on! Take hold of it! Are you waiting for the bloody tree to grow again?
He could not understand why the elephant did not put his trunk around the tree and hold on! The bugger could not have known that the tree had been tanpered with - it had been done with the greatest care!
(There are supposed to be elephants over here)
You still asking questions? I was within a hairs breadth of being trampled by them, woman!
Elias, what happened? Did the big feet chase you?
The next day he moved around the house with the sun to give his body a chance to recover while he tried to understand how his plans could’ve been messed up so!.. When he looked up, the Forester from the Deep Walls stood right next to him and it startled him.
I’m bringing you a message from the magistrate at Knysna. Yes. There’s a strong possibility that your son, the one that got lost, has been found. Found alive, that is.