(“This red circle is the newest attack and killing,” Benjamin said as tapping the map with his right forefinger.)
“That’s only about 8 miles from here!” I interrupted.
“Yes, the village is on this side of Nregi. What I’ve learned is the male lion stalked and killed a young boy, about 15 years old, while he was watching the family cattle herd. The lion crawled past several cows to get to the boy. They prefer humans, Charles!”
“Was this in daylight or darkness?” I asked.
“Bright daylight. No fear of man.”
“Second kill, Bwana Benjamin?” Makali asked.
“Two female simba kill lady who was washing clothes in water hole. It was her screaming that alerted the village of the danger. They tore her to pieces within seconds. Both attacks happened at the same time.”
“Lord, how horrible. Does sound like our pride of man-eaters. What is this circle, Benjamin?” I asked, noticing a circle that I don’t have on my map.