In "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," what was Harry's initial reaction to seeing the vultures?

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The vultures are introduced at the beginning of the story. Harry, who is dying, seems only partly rational, as if he is already succumbing to the slow, gradual onset of death. He is not the least frightened or disturbed by the big, ugly birds. He seems interested and curious. He knows he is dying and that those vultures would like to feast on his body, but he doesn't seem to care in the least. He accepts the fact that the birds are hungry, just as he accepts the fact that he is going to die. 

"Look at them," he said. "Now is it sight or is it scent that brings them like that?"

Harry is very obviously a writer and interested in his own impressions of things because he would like to be able to capture those impressions in words. He has been doing this for so long that it has...

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