The Snows of Kilimanjaro

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Hemingway, Ernest

1994 reprint

Book ID 106

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Hemingway, Ernest The Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1994 reprint
Page Number: 1

Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain

Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai 'Ngaje Ngai', the House of God. Close to the western summit there is a dried and frozen carcas of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.

Extract ID: 1445

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Hemingway, Ernest The Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1994 reprint
Page Number: 23
Extract Date: 1939

And then instead of going on to Arusha they turned . . .

And then instead of going on to Arusha they turned left, he evidently figured that they had the gas, and looking down he saw a pink sifting cloud, moving over the ground, and in the air, like the first snow in a blizzard, that comes from nowhere, and he knew the locusts were coming from the South. Then they began to climb and they were going to the East it seemed, and then it darkened and they were in a storm, the rain so thick it seemed like flying through a waterfall, and they were out and Compie turned his head and grinned and pointed and there, ahead, all he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the sun, was the top of Kilimanjaro. And then he knew that that was where he was going.

Extract ID: 1446
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