Category Archives: Wide World Magazine Articles

Trapped by a Tree

Being an account of the terrible experience which befell an Australian bushman. While at work in the lonely box-tree forests of the South, he was pinned by the hand between the two halves of a great log. Here he remained, a helpless prisoner, for several days, suffering terrible agonies from hunger and thirst. Assistance came […]

The Man-Eaters of Tsavo : The Lions That Stopped A Railway – Part 2

This is one of the most remarkable lion stories on record. Colonel Patterson describes how two man-eating lions established a veritable reign of terror at the railhead construction camps of the Uganda Railway. For three weeks the savage beasts kept several hundred men in a state of helpless panic, entirely stopping the progress of the […]

The Man-Eaters of Tsavo : The Lions That Stopped A Railway – Part 1

This is probably the most remarkable lion story on record. Colonel Patterson describes how two man-eating lions established a veritable reign of terror at the railhead construction camps of the Uganda Railway. For three weeks the savage beasts kept several thousand men in a state of helpless panic, entirely stopping the progress of the railway. […]

How The Boers Hunt

Boers on horseback

This article—written by an ex-officer of the late Boer army—will be found of especial interest.. It describes the curious methods of hunting employed by the Boers, who carry the communal system even into their big-game hunts.