The Ombu Tree
Publisher: Daniel & Daniel Publishers; First Edition, Signed By Author edition (October 1998)
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"The Red-Eye Fever" is about crocodile hunting in the former Belgian Congo, the author's first African adventure. Fresh from New York, she begins by slaying El Diablo, a famous 175 year-old, eighteen-foot crocodile that had been preying on the people for many years and was known to have consumed at least fifty inhabitants during its reign of terror. This adventure was followed by many others in the company of several extraordinary people she met at the time the Congo was preparing to take its place in African history as the first country, south of the Sahara, to gain independence from its colonial rulers.