By Judy Reene Singer

ISBN-10: 0061713775

ISBN-13: 9780061713774

From the writer of nonetheless existence with Elephant comes the tale of 1 girl and her quest to avoid wasting an impressive animal. After a 12 months spent taking good care of child elephants in Africa, Neelie Sterling is getting ready to come to the States and a lifestyles packed with exes—ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, ex-house, ex-horse. yet she is forsaking a few unfinished enterprise in Zimbabwe: a really distinctive elephant distinct for execution. With the aid of her new good friend Diamond-Rose Tremaine, an eccentric safari operator, Neelie manages to shop for a while for the imperiled pachyderm, figuring out that after she lands in long island they will have to bring up cash for his rescue. as soon as they are domestic, every thing turns into a fight. Neelie and Diamond-Rose now needs to relearn the way to continue to exist in an city jungle of desk manners and actual beds whereas dealing with the overbearing affections of Neelie's kinfolk. more durable nonetheless, Neelie desperately wishes the aid of her prosperous conservationist ex-boyfriend, Tom, to avoid wasting the excellent creature—and swallowing her delight simply may be the largest problem of all.

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I put down my suitcase and sat on the curb next to the woman and sighed. She gave me a shy smile and cupped her hands together, a Zimbabwe greeting. “When the bus is full, it will leave,” she replied softly. I looked up at Diamond, exasperated. ” “That is the African way,” she agreed with a shrug. ” The bus in question was sitting vacant in a sunny spot not far from us, the driver leisurely sipping coffee and eating a hard-boiled egg. It was not really a bus in the conventional sense—it was a dalla-dalla, a chicken bus, with some regular seats up front and thick metal bars enclosing the rear.

We don’t need to keep ourselves busy,” I retorted, following her. “We are busy. ” Mosioa-Tunya, the falls are named. ” Which perfectly describes the white streaming pillars of water that plunge three hundred feet into an abyss that becomes the Zambezi River, sending up an enormous veil of vaporized, billowing spray. It was a wall of white. A world of white. White sound, white foam, white air from white clouds of water, crashing and hissing on their way to join the river, reverberating with such force that I imagined the sound could reach the floor of heaven.

He turned on the lamp and left us. Diamond dropped onto the rug in weariness, pushed her rucksack under her head, and stretched out. “I need a nap. Why don’t you take one, too? ” I said, dropping my suitcase on the floor and opening it to pull out some fresh clothes. A nice hot shower would be wonderful, I thought. She yawned. ” I laughed but she did look comfortable. ” I asked. “I don’t mind,” she said, with a wave. ” I gathered up my clothes and one of the clean but very thin towels that had been left on the bed for us.

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