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  • In the distance a lion growled, and much closer monkeys shrieked in the cluster of palm and waterberry trees lining the river.

    Hollywood Husband Contract Wife Porter, Jane 2006

  • And there they were, a huge herd clustered around a grove of waterberry trees.

    Hollywood Husband Contract Wife Porter, Jane 2006

  • Wolf demanded, stopping beneath one of the many large evergreen waterberry trees shadowing the riverbank.

    Hollywood Husband Contract Wife Porter, Jane 2006

  • English: waterberry, water pear Kamba: muvuena, muvueni Kikuyu: mukoe Kipsigis: lemecwhet, lamaiyat Luhya (Bukusu): kamatekesi, kumutekesi (plural), kumusemwa, busemwa (fruit), kumusitole, busitole Luhya (Tachoni): omutekesi amatekesi (fruit), omusitoleobustole

    Chapter 7 1999


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  • Living on snails and waterberries,

    Marvelling for the first time

    At the luminous island, the light.

    —Lawrence Durrell, 'Fangbrand'

    March 21, 2009

  • Ooooh that Lawrence Durrell was such a naughty child. Always putting snails and scorpions and snakes in those Egyptians' beds. Tried to open a petting zoo down Alexandria way, I heard.

    March 21, 2009