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    The Mysterious Life of Fritz Schindelar. African White Hunter.

    This is a story of a white hunter in Africa that is pretty interesting. The music is good and it's about adventure and the consequences of taking risks. I like to hear the stories of peoples lives and this is a good one.



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    Re: The Mysterious Life of Fritz Schindelar. African White Hunter.

    That's a good one, and I ordered the book on my kindle reader. One of the best books I've read about big game hunting in Africa, is called Death in the Long Grass, written by Peter Capstick. Capstick, a guide, takes you on the hunt with him in the book. His stories are amazing. You'd really enjoy that book Tumbleweed. Thanks for sharing this one.
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    Re: The Mysterious Life of Fritz Schindelar. African White Hunter.

    Good stuff Tumbleweed. A favorite movie of mine is “The Ghost and the Darkness”. About lions in Africa and based on true events. There is also a real good short story by Hemingway called “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” which takes place on an African safari.
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    Re: The Mysterious Life of Fritz Schindelar. African White Hunter.

    Quote Originally Posted by woodman View Post
    Good stuff Tumbleweed. There is also a real good short story by Hemingway called “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” which takes place on an African safari.
    I'll have to look in to that because I like stories.
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    Re: The Mysterious Life of Fritz Schindelar. African White Hunter.

    Quote Originally Posted by woodman View Post
    “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” which takes place on an African safari.
    I looked in to it a little and here's what I found.



    Hemingway's Short Stories

    Ernest Hemingway

    Summary

    It is noon. Francis Macomber is on an African safari; Macomber is thirty-five years old, a trim, fit man who holds a number of big-game fishing records. However, at the moment, he has just demonstrated that he is a coward. However, members of the safari are acting as though "nothing had happened." The natives at camp carried Macomber into camp triumphantly, but the gun-bearers who witnessed Macomber's cowardice do not participate in the celebration.



    In a flashback, the reader realizes that Macomber and his beautiful wife, Margot, are wealthy Americans, and that this jaunt is their first safari — and that Macomber, when faced with his first lion, bolted and fled, earning the contempt of his wife. Of course, though, she has been contemptuous of him for some time; Francis' running from the lion like a scared rabbit has only increased her dislike for her unmanly husband. She makes no secret of this as she slips off in the middle of the night for a rendezvous with the safari guide, Robert Wilson.



    Next day, as she observes Francis gaining a measure of courage as he engages in a standoff with a charging water buffalo, she realizes that if Francis continues to prove himself strong and willful and courageous, he might leave her and rid himself forever of her sharp-tongued ridicule.



    As the standoff with the second water buffalo becomes more intense as the water buffalo's horns inch closer and closer to goring Francis, Margot takes aim at the water buffalo, shooting Francis in the back of the head, and he dies at the most courageous moment of his "short happy life."
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    Re: The Mysterious Life of Fritz Schindelar. African White Hunter.

    There's a lesson in that, Tumbleweed.

    Don't Get Married.
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