Books: Coexistence with Giants

BETWEEN THE ELEPHANT'S EYES!, by Colonel Robert L. Scott Jr. (243 pp.; Dodd, Mead; $3.75).

Colonel Scott, who told in his wartime bestseller, God Is My Co-Pilot, how he bagged Japanese planes now has spun an ingratiating yarn about how he bagged African big game. After dispatching the usual lion, leopard and elephant, Scott tracked Samburu, an almost legendary six-ton, ancient bull elephant that glides on noiseless, 28-inch footpads. Once, floundering out of a river, Hunter Scott suddenly came upon the huge-tusked giant and shouldered his rifle, only to find the sights waterclogged....

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