” It is deeper than it first appeared and is bleeding badly.”

(I reach out and touch his hand, “Wewe ni kuwakaribisha rafiki yangu (you are welcome, my friend).”)

Makali simply lays his hand on Bengas’ face and smiles into his eyes.

“Hold still, Benga. I’m afraid this is going to hurt.” Jacob, wrapping his hand in a towel, pulls the glass from his shoulder. It is deeper than it first appeared and is bleeding badly.

“Chuck, where is your first aid kit?”

“In my black duffel bag in the front seat. I’ll get it.” I glance out the side window and don’t see the simba. I hand the bag to Jacob.

“Miles, put pressure on this while I get some bandages ready.”

Jacob rips open a package of gauze and finds the surgical tape. A mighty thunder blast rattles the camper. The cabinet over the refrigerator opens from the shaking and a cup shatters on the floor. We all jump from the noise.

“Sorry, I need to tear your shirt.”

“Ok, Bwana. Asante.”

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