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ferent There was something new
in the wind.
Miss Walcamp prepared for the
first scene, where an African lion was
supposed "to leap over her head, and
to encourage the beast to make the
plunge a chunk of rawnieat was held
aged to keep the fangs from her
throat. Armed with pitchforks, the
attendants rushed to her rescue and
she was finally borne to safety
through the gate.
It was now tha Miss Walcamp
demonstrated her real mettle. Still
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Marie Walcamp in one of the movie
dramas where wild animals were
used. Note the lion in the back
ground. out tantalizingly by an attendant
through the screen of heavy wire.
' The girl, a trifle paler than 'usual,
advanced toward the lion within the
enclosure. He crouched immobile.
Only his tail flicke'd slightly.
Suddenly as she moved within
range the lion catapulted straight at
her throat. He struck her a stunning
blow on the neck and shoulders,
dashing her prostrate. Fighting des
perately, although dazed by the un
expected attack, Miss Walcamp man-,
auiverine with the shock of her nar
row escape, swathed in bandages, but Jj.
wiin ner amazing ngnung piucK at
white heat, she insisted on going
ahead with her part of the drama.
This required that sh face another
enraged mankiller aueopard.