EXPEDITION TO ALEXANDRAPOUR
Date: 22 September 1900
Location: Into The Uncharted Interior
Situation: The March and the 3rd Sikh's Camp
See Chapter X posted 19 February 2012 here:
Expedition To Alexandrapour
Colonel Lawford's Narrative Resumes
"However, I am ahead of myself. Before we arrive at this fateful moment, allow me to return to our departure from Dongolo Camp six weeks ago that you may contemplate our journey in proper order."
"Each crossing was so routine and uneventful, I scarcely remembered the warning from Padre Michael of astounding animals said to inhabit the region into which we were going. Nor did I think at all of the gargantuan tooth shown to me by Mr. Wyatt at our last meeting back in Dongolo. A fresh water shark spat it out he had been told. Impossible rubbish."
"Into the depths of the water before he could jump away. If there were screams, they were instantly drowned as the wretched man was crushed, torn apart and taken to a secret underwater lair. We stood dumbfounded, shocked and in disbelief. Nothing could be done. Nor did we trust to charge the riverbank in the gloom. The man was gone - taken by an impossibly enormous river creature none had ever seen before or lived to talk about."
Next Installment: 18 March 2012.