Religion: On Safari

It was an exciting week for Evangelist Billy Graham on his African "Safari for Souls'"—crocodiles awaited him on one side, fixed bayonets on the other.

Resting up at Victoria Falls. Billy was asked by a British movie company filming a life of Missionary-Explorer David Livingstone to ride by the crocodile-infested Zambezi River in a Livingstone-style litter of poles borne by four natives. "I've been trying to keep my weight down," Graham explained later, "but I was too much for one of the bearers, who buckled and broke his pole. I came within an inch of joining the crocodiles."

He moved into the Central...

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