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Nationality: South African

Profession: Hunter

Book Reference: Jordan

General Information:

[This is probably Thomas Deacon]
Jordan - There was a S. African hunter called Deacon. When poaching along the Belgian border he was caught and taken to Beni. The Belgians took away his equipment, his rifles and 6 tusks, and they let him go because they had no jail in which to hold a white man. They told him to trek back to British Territory 30 miles away and they did not want to see him in Beni again. But he waited out in the forest until night, and then he came back, and he gagged and bound 4 sentries, released his boys from jail, broke into the store and took his rifles and tusks, and was over the border by sunrise. …

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