Science: Civilization? No Thanks!

The nomad pygmies of South-West Africa, who are fleet as deer, roam unchecked over the vast deserts bordering on Bechuanaland. They are not above hunting down domesticated cattle and playing tag with avenging white policemen. Game Warden Dr. P. J. Schoeman has long thought the energetic Bushmen ought to have their own private reserve. But first he needed to win his wards some popular support.

By jungle telegraph, he passed the word that he was planning to give away free tobacco rations. Some 40 pygmies showed up for the handout. Of these, Schoeman was able to persuade only 18 to help him...

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