The Count of the Sahara

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The drums from the village thrummed steadily all night, drifting over the still desert like a faraway radio station. There was no sign of incursion—Chapuis’ rifle and his willingness to use it proved... a strong deterrent, and now that the white men were no longer starving and thirsty they made a less tempting target.
    Alonzo Pond slept well as he always did outdoors. Years of camping in open spaces meant he could make himself comfortable and nod off almost anywhere. He did lay awake for a while, hands clasped behind his head and dreaming of speaking fees and a girlfriend suitably grateful for his safe return. He also mentally composed his report to Dr. Collie and the Museum, and hoped he could strike the right balance of excitement and scientific neutrality.
    The discovery of Tin Hinan, if indeed it was her up there, was icing on an already rich cake. From a strictly anthropological standpoint, the paleolithic discoveries they made along the way were more important, if not nearly as glamorous.
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