Poe’s Short Stories

Out of Africa – Book One, Kamante and Lulu: From “The Savage in the Immigrants House” to “A Gazelle”

Summary The Savage in the Immigrants House One year, the heavy rains, which usually started in March and continued through June, do not come. Without the rain, the heat that has grown all spring felt overpowering. For years afterward, even in Europe, the narrator always felt grateful when it rained, because of her memory of …

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Out of Africa – Book Four, From an Immigrants Notebook: From “The Wild Came to the Aid of the Wild” to “Of the Millennium”

Summary The Wild Came to the Aid of the Wild The farm has a crossbred ox that is part wild buffalo. This animal cannot be tamed, so the Farm Manager tries to break his spirit by binding his limbs and leaving him in the paddock over night. Instead, a lion breaks in that very evening …

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Out of Africa – Book Four, From an Immigrants Notebook: From “Kitoschs Story” to “The Parrot”

Summary A War-Time Safari During the war, the narrator leaves her farm and heads to a station farther up the railroad line so that she can help the wartime effort. She also does not want to be confined with other European white women, something the government has tentatively proposed for their safety. The narrators husband …

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Out of Africa – Book Four, From an Immigrants Notebook: From “Of Natives and History” to “The Parrot”

Summary Of Natives and History The narrator believes that Africans and Europeans exist in two different phases of history, since Africans never modernized in the way that Europe did. Because Africans did not live through modernization, they cannot easily join the European period of history as some people believe. The two worlds exist on different …

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