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Little Men Who are Held in Great Esteem as Hunters "Wireless" in the African Wilds

LITTLE MEN WHO ARE HELD IN GREAT ESTEEM AS HUNTERS

"WIRELESS" IN THE AFRICAN WILDS

Descendants of an aboriginal dwarfish race of Equatorial Africa, these Wandorobos are famous hunters. They live on very friendly terms with the warrior tribe of Masais, whom they supply with game, and also with palm wine, in the preparation of which they are experts Among the many native African methods of rapid long-distance communication the drum plays an important part, a widely-understood code of drum taps being in use over immense areas. This is the mondo, or message-drum, of the Zombo highlands