Burning Ground Paintings, 4

 

 

 

 

 

 


From Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa:

"One night, after midnight, he suddenly walked into my bedroom with a hurricane-lamp in his hand, silent, as if on duty. He spoke to me very solemnly, 'Msabu,' he said, 'I think you had better get up. I think that God is coming.' From the door-windows I now saw a strange phenomenon. There was a big grass-fire going on, out in the hills, and the grass was burning all the way from the hill-top to the plain; when seen from the house it was a nearly vertical line. It did indeed look as if some gigantic figure was moving and coming towards us."



 

 

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