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“The flying scavengers - they are called aasvogel in the dominant language, vultures in English.”
“In either event it might prove meat for Sheeta, and so the wary feline stalked by a circuitous route, upon soft, padded feet that gave forth no sound, until the circling aasvogel and his intended prey were upwind.”
“I thought it was an aasvogel, but another thought it was a baboon.”
“As slow as a fat vrouw and as greedy as an aasvogel. ”
“Already an aasvogel was hovering above; a mere speck, the great bird poised upon widespread wings, high up in the illimitable blue.”
“What is the tragedy of the aasvogel?" asked the Other sympathetically.”
“As the charge exploded I saw the aasvogel give a kind of backward twist.”
“The aasvogel on watch up there far out of the range of man's vision had seen the deed, and, by sinking downwards, signalled it to his companions that were quartering the sky for fifty miles round; for these birds prey by sight, not by smell.”
“So we went, and when Hans was a little composed I told him all that I had observed about the habits of the aasvogel in the air, and he told me all that he had observed about their habits on the ground, which, as I might not shoot them sitting, did not interest me.”
“Scarcely was this aasvogel down, when others, summoned from the depths of sky, did as he had done.”
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