Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Lorogai's Day"

Richard Hennings

The bulls vs. the lions. A blow-by-blow description. 9-year-old Lorogai was too young to tickle the underside of an elephant in the boys’ play, but when the lions attacked the cows, he helped his favorite bull, Naibor, withstand the lioness’s attack by darting his spear into the lioness’s heart. Quite a day.

Rating: **** out of *****.

About the Author: “Richard Hennings went to Kenya in 1935 as a cadet in the Colonial Administrative Service and rose to become the first Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture. He has published articles on African themes and is the author of short stories and two books about Kenya. His hobbies include reefing and skiing. He recently edited a British ski magazine. Mr. Hennings now lives near Cambridge.”

Short Story International #30. Sylvia Tankel, Ed. February 1982, pp. 45-54.

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