Once again, the legendary Karamojo Bell marches through the wilds of Africa—traversing a land virtually untouched by modern civilization in search of adventure and ivory. Through his earlier books, Bell gained the reputation for being an excellent marksman who shot small-caliber guns at giant elephants with deadly precision. Bell was best known for his exploits in Karamoja, Uganda, and in these new, never-before-published short stories, we again find him in his familiar terrain and with his faithful retinue of trackers and camp followers.
Bell also provides us with a few stories on the calibers, bullets, rifles, and killing power needed for large game. This book is illustrated with photos and original line drawings by Walter Bell.
Walter Dalrymple Maitland Bell was born in Scotland in 1880. He left school at the age of twelve to work on a boat that sailed to Tasmania. At sixteen, he sailed for Mombasa, East Africa. There, he found a job as a meat hunter, using a .303 single-shot Fraser rifle. From there he found similar work in the Yukon, before enlisting to fight in the Boer War in South Africa for the Canadian Mounted Rifles. He used his demobilization pay to finance the first of his proper elephant hunting expeditions in East Africa in 1902. In the 1920s, after years of legendary hunts (and a stint flying for the Royal Flying Corps in World War I) Bell retired in the 1920s. Walter Bell died in June 1954 in Scotland, having lived an exciting and adventurous life.