“She scared. She screamed. Thought simba, Bwana.” Makali said.

Then through the darkness we saw Makali waving his arms and running our way.

“It ok now, ok now,” he said. “Clan of hyena get in chickens Modjaji brought on hunt. They kill three, but I shoot one hyena, rest run away,” he added.

“Jaji alright?” I asked.

“Yes, Bwana. When I hear noise, I make her stay inside. She scared. She screamed. Thought simba, Bwana.” Makali said.

“Yeh, so did I,” I said.

“I’ll go check on her,” Bryce said.

“Wait, I see Miles down at her tent,” I said.

“We’re ok, Boss. Everyone’s alright,” Miles yelled to us.

“I’m going to stand guard down by the dining tent for a few minutes. Bryce, would you please go let our guests know that everything is ok?” I asked.

“Makali, go check on Jaji and Miles.” I added.

“Yes, Bwana Kifaru, ” said Makali smiling. 

After assessing the damage and reassuring everyone that life is alright again, I asked all of us to prepare for the day and meet for breakfast in about 20 minutes.

The sun was coming up. It was a beautiful morning.

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