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Tagged With: Hemingway

ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 4

  IT’S A DRAMA, HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, I will follow it closely and tell you from time to time all of the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. Fourth chapter: The rough figures – and the sad reality! More than 30 000 elephants are slaughtered annually in Africa, one every 15 minutes. … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS The Elephant Tragedy, Part 2

IT’S A DRAMA, HAPPENING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, I will follow it closely and tell you from time to time all of the actual stages of the doom of these wonderful animals. Second chapter: The poachers are the badly paid killers only, the real heavies, making the big money, are in government or backed by it! … Weiterlesen »

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LITERATURE The Book To Look … (No. 33)

You would think that the most important part of a book (or any story) is the beginning. Because you have to catch the reader and open your own narrative. Obviously it’s not so. The ending seems to be the part authors have the most troubles with, sometimes the very last phrase. Like an Amen. Or … Weiterlesen »

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LITERATURE Lost & Found (No. 63)

Of course, you know Ernest Hemingway’s novel of the Spanish Civil War „For Whom the Bell Tolls“. You have probably seen the movie with Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman, Hollywood made after the book. Then you have encountered the Russian war correspondent (for the party paper „Pravda“) and Soviet spy Karpov, not a very sympathetic … Weiterlesen »

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MEDICINE The Nice Advice (No. 7)

It’s one of those pieces of wisdom, you accept – but in the bush while bleeding to death? I believe what they say: That a glass of champagne stops the blood pouring from an open wound faster than any other liquid. Why? Ask the French pharmacist Prof. Jacques Barbier, he discovered this remedy and big … Weiterlesen »

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FILM Interesting People … (No. 46)

He was Austrian, a nobleman, born in 1900 and over 2 m or 6 1/2 feet tall: Friedrich Anton Maria Hubertus Bonifacius Count Ledebur-Wicheln. Profession? Horseman, soldier, engineer. Not enough? Golddigger, butler, miner, deepsea-diver, rodeo-rider, hunter, swim-teacher. Again not enough? Actor! Remember the guy in the photo? Queequeg, the Polynesian on board the „Moby Dick“. You … Weiterlesen »

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TREASURES The Book To Look … (No. 1)

It was „The World Traveler’s Companion“, 1986 produced by Ballantine Books for the once important outfitter Banana Republic, who today has lost all its romantic touch. Call the book just an outfit catalogue and you are basically right. It called itself „Guide to Travel & Safari Clothing“. But … – but you get 157 pages of rare … Weiterlesen »

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TAILORS If You Ever Come To … Mombasa (No. 7)

Incredible! When I went to this famous tailor in Mombasa to have my first safari suit made and told them my name, the senior fetched an antique customer book, almost eaten by termites and old age, leafed trough the pages and showed me my father’s name and number: Harald Thorer – # 462. He had … Weiterlesen »

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EQUIPMENT The Book To Look … (No. 4)

You can’t carry it with you, a tiny lady has trouble to lift it from her coffeetable! The Louis Vuitton book „100 Legendary Trunks“ by Pierre Leonforte and Eric Pujalet-Plaa measures 12,5 x 9,7 x 2,1 in. and weighs 8 pounds! Everytime you open it, you lose yourself for the next hour, whatever might be … Weiterlesen »

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