contorting in every direction, and
they began to poke their snouts over
the side of the launch and snap at
us. So we started up full speed for
the ship. To aur utter dismay the
whole herd of crocodies not only
came along with us, but others seem
ed to spring up on all sides and join
in the pursuit.
t An Unusually Large Crocodile Raised its Head T '
Scaring tlxey would board us wo '
adopted a novel expedient.
Wo poured a quantity of kerosene
on the water all around the launch,
and, as they usually swim with their
eyes on a level with the surface, the
stuff got into their eyes and annoyed
them to such an extent that they keDt fr i
at a distance, and we eot safelv awav. Vara
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