Hemingway walks with Ngui the next morning, thinking how “stupid” it is to be White in Africa. He recalls hearing a Moslem missionary stating that the White man must stay in the shade and get drunk to prevent being burned. Hemingway and Ngui pass a cobra hole. Although there is money to be made in snake hunting, it is considered low. Hemingway says it is good the cobra is not out because it is probably Tony’s ancestor. (The Masai were considered to be descended from snakes.) He asks Ngui if he thinks the coldness of Masai women’s hands is due to snake blood, but Ngui says this is...
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