The darkness of the night sucks out the last slivers of an orange setting sun, and in the distance, a jackal wails into the still air. Stories around the fire are more stirring with the natural acoustics bringing them to life—the pilot who lost an ear to a hyena while sleeping or the boy dragged out of his tent. Legends, fables or myths of the bush sweeps a cold hand of excitement, and fear rolled into one.
Night came, shrouded in her dark cloak. The lion roaring started, not too far I estimated as I lay listening. Again the haunting sound, and back—the call was closer and yet closer. I started sweating into my pillow...
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