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The Wide World - True Stories of Adventure, September (Sept.) 1927, No. 353, Vol. LIX - The Alligators of Cambridge Gulf / Kwis-Kwis the Killer
The International News Company, New York 1927 - Pages 338-420 pages plus 16 pages of great vintage ads. Features: By Water in the Desert - an African witch doctor puts a curse on three white men; "Highclimbing" in the Tall Timbers - photo-illustrated article on high-climbers (high-riggers) of the Pacific Northwest which provides a vivid account of their work and its perils; Kwis-Kwis The Killer - British Columbia police sergeant Letherdale brings to book a most cunning and dangerous murderer in the vicinity of Queen Charlotte Sound; "Within the Law" - an unscrupulous Winnipeg estate agent tries to bring off an extra-smart deal; An African No Man's Land - the first crossing by white men of a queer region in the heart of the Belgian Congo - with photos; My Grandfather's Watch - after a watch is stolen in India, a servant suggests an unusual - and successful - method of retrieving it; Shark Catching Extraordinary - a local fisherman devises a novel method to take care of a shark which is threatening swimmers at a New Zealand resort; Through Spain in Disguise (part II) - Count and Countess Malmignati travel through Spain disguised as wandering Arab beggars; The Guru's Message - Journalist Colonel Charles Harrison Gibbons lay at death's door near the Khyber Pass but was relieved by a friend from a thousand miles away who was somehow contacted by an old native priest; The Big Voyage of the Little "Shanghai" (part IV) - the adventures of six young men sailing from Shanghai to Copenhagen; "On Construction" - the adventures of trying to build a new railway through the wilds of Africa; Experiences with the Alligators of Cambridge Gulf in Australia, with illustration of a Carl Jacobs alligator trap and photo of a massive 'gator caught at Wyndham; A Night with Lions - the appalling experience of corporal Fairweather of the B.S.A. Police on the banks of the Zambezi; and more. Unmarked with average wear. A worthy copy of this great vintage issue. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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