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50029 and 50102: British Colonial Riflemen; Bearers and Porters


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"Mbuyu, do the English drink rocks? I do not know what is in this barrel, but it surely cannot be water!"

"Ha, Patrice, who knows what they choose to bring? I think this package is nothing but shoes that will get swallowed by mud as soon as the English puts them on, and fine shirts to be torn by thorns."

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"I would feel easier in this if it were not the errand of one touched by madness. It is bad fortune to hunt here; Nzembo says this place is haunted by--"

"Nzembo will say anything when he is full of palm wine. The English wants to hunt gorillas on the mountain where no one has ever come back with a dead gorilla, and he is paying us up-front." 

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"Paying us to kill ourselves under the weight of his baggage, more like! How can you be smiling, Mbuyu?"

"Because, Patrice, I think our contract of employment may be terminated early. Walk quietly..."

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"Quiet your deuced racket, you two! ! I know there's one of those infernal apes around here...can smell the brute." 

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"Be the toast of the Explorer's Club when I come back with an ape big as a man. Bigger!  *That* will show Lord Bleicester! Shut him right up!"

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"You two dashed imbeciles, can't you tread quietly back there? Crashing about like an elephant, you'll scare the game away!" 

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