By Judy Reene Singer
From the writer of nonetheless existence with Elephant comes the tale of 1 lady and her quest to save lots of an impressive animal. After a yr spent taking good care of child elephants in Africa, Neelie Sterling is getting ready to come to the States and a lifestyles jam-packed with exes—ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, ex-house, ex-horse. yet she is forsaking a few unfinished enterprise in Zimbabwe: a truly unique elephant unique for execution. With assistance from her new buddy Diamond-Rose Tremaine, an eccentric safari operator, Neelie manages to shop for a while for the imperiled pachyderm, realizing that after she lands in long island they're going to 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 tips to continue to exist in an city jungle of desk manners and actual beds whereas dealing with the overbearing affections of Neelie's relatives. tougher nonetheless, Neelie desperately wishes assistance from her prosperous conservationist ex-boyfriend, Tom, to save lots of the impressive creature—and swallowing her satisfaction simply will be the most important problem of all.
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He needed nothing from us to complete him. I could only stare. I wanted to pay him homage. Drop to my knees in reverence. In an instant, I was utterly his. His one tusk curved delicately inward toward his uplifted trunk like a musical instrument ready to summon other gods to his side. He looked around, turning his attention from one to the other, and we stood before him, chastened, like subjects to a king, as though waiting to be summoned into his glorious presence for a holy convocation. A large tent had been knocked over, the refrigerator lying on its side and broken apart, cots and equipment strewn across the ground.
The mountains directly across from me were covered in mist, and a fish eagle screed overhead. I squeezed my eyes shut, wondering if it would all disappear if I clicked my heavy boots together, and I would wake up and be home with Tusker, like Dorothy and Toto. I opened my eyes again. I really was here. But I didn’t have the Wizard of Oz to help me. There was a commotion ahead. Dreading and yet hoping it was Tusker, I ran to a campsite that was supported by a large, flat, rocky ledge the other campers had called the Chill Spot.
She took another puff on her cheroot. “I’ll get permission from the game warden, I’m sure it won’t be a problem. I have a Level Three license, with an Advanced Weapons Certificate. And you can snap some photos like a proper tourist. ” She laughed at this before continuing. ” “Great,” I said. It did sound nice to have a chance to play tourist before I went home. Diamond stood up and stretched, then opened the door to the hut. The little green lamp was giving off a sweet yellow glow. ” I followed her in.