BELGIUM: Majesties to Congo

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Along that riverbank a thousand miles Tattooed cannibals danced in files. . . . Boomlay, boomlay, boomlay, Boom! Boom, steal the pigmies. . . . Boom, kill the white men. . . . From the mouth of the Congo To the Mountains of the Moon.

—"The Congo." (Vachel Lindsay.)

More than three miles tall, the "Mountains of the Moon" tower above Central Africa,...