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By Willard Price

Hal and Roger Hunt are traveling New Guinea, one of many wildest islands on the earth. yet their event turns into lethal while the brothers realize that man-eating crocodiles and lethal snakes aren't the one issues after their blood. they're pursued through an outdated enemy, who's out for revenge.

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In order that they had referred to as it the Komodo dragon, or tremendous visual display unit lizard. yet many of the specialists believed it had develop into extinct thousands of years in the past. lately one or residing specimens were obvious in distant valleys of recent Guinea, yet makes an attempt to seize them had failed. Now the Hunts had their probability. no matter if that they had introduced weapons they wouldn't have used them. that might were too effortless. they have to move at it the not easy means. they need to take those fairly dreadful animals alive. The serpent and the dragon have been too busy to pay any consciousness to their viewers. They have been actively engaged in attempting to kill one another. the massive brown-and-yellow snake, ten toes lengthy, was once coiled round the dragon searching for a gentle position to dig in its fangs and spill lethal poison into the monster. however the dragon used to be coated with scales virtually as difficult as metal. It appeared like a crocodile or an immense lizard. Its yellow tongue, forked just like the tongue of a snake, shot out and in, and its huge, pointed tooth attempted to get a grip at the slithery snake. just like the crocodile, it was once a carnivore, a flesh eater, and this enemy might make a truly tasty dinner. The extra the snake struck, the extra offended the dragon turned. It hissed violently, gulped air, and swelled up its physique for you to terrify its opponent through its nice dimension, lashed its tail from side to side and dug its large claws into the serpent’s cover. To struggle higher it stood up on its hind legs and towered twelve ft tall. it will probably simply kill a wide deer or a huge hog, and appeared good in order to completing off the taipan. ‘We’ve obtained to get them aside earlier than they homicide every one other,’ Hal stated. ‘Let’s divide up. 4 males seize the snake’s tail and 4 latch directly to the dragon’s tail and check out to drag them unfastened. Roger, see if you happen to can wangle the snake right into a sack and I’ll attempt to get a internet over the dragon. ’ Pavo repeated the order. the lads weren't desirous to obey. They weren't in simple terms terrified of those lethal creatures, yet much more frightened of the evil spirits that needs to dwell inside of them. Hal and Roger set an instance by means of being the 1st to put carry of the 2 tails and pull in contrary instructions. Trembling with worry, the boys joined them. They have been powerful males however the animals have been so tightly glued jointly that it appeared very unlikely to split them. After a ten-minute fight, the boys needed to allow visit breathe and relaxation. simply Roger and Hal hung on. It was once now not so undesirable for Roger, simply because a snake’s tail isn't the finish that's risky. yet either ends of a dragon are lethal. This beast used to be a cousin of the crocodile whose tail will simply knock a guy or perhaps a rhinoceros off the shore and into the water. however the dragon’s tail lay quietly at the floor, so quietly that Hal used to be taken thoroughly unexpectedly while the creature turned pissed off via this continual hanger-on and with one large sweep of the tail despatched Hal spinning right into a tree the place he landed on a department 8 toes above the floor. The wind were thoroughly knocked out of him and he was once bruised and battered either through the armourplated tail and by means of his crash into the tree.

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