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`` Water making'' development story Water story Part 4 African soil

The next morning, I can only run slowly to the largest hippo pond.

I want you to see it for 2 hours

I left at 3 am.

The night just below the equator is really pitch black without the moon.

I can't see my hand even if I hold my hand over it.

It is dangerous to turn on the light, so the driver goes slowly in such darkness without lighting.

The driver can see the road.

Suddenly, the driver turned on the stop lamp for a moment.

I saw a big hippo butt in front of me.

The car has its engine turned off and has stopped for a while.

After waiting for a while, I said it was okay and departed.

That happened twice, and when the sky finally turned white, I was in the meadow.

Large chunks of hippos were visible here and there.

When I arrived at the target pond, it was completely bright and the morning mist was crowded.

The ranger said most hippos are back.

Certainly more than 100 hippos were flocking in the pond,

What surprised me was that the water in the pond, which was so full of dung during the day, was clear until the bottom was visible.

What the hell is this? To the place where I was surprised

What a wounded hippopotamus is back.

The skin on the belly and hips is torn and white fat and bones are visible.

Probably suitable for lion hunting.

Behind it is a flock of hyenas that haven't given up yet.

The wounded hippopotamus went straight into the pond and settled in the harem.

If you ask the ranger what will happen after this

"That's okay. By the evening the wounds have healed."

I say.

Considering the heat of the day and the continued immersion in the pond of feces and urine

It was an unbelievable reply,

I found the same hippopotamus during my 10-day stay and

I was able to confirm that the wound was completely closed.

Doubts about overcrowding herbivores in the grasslands,

The doubt that the dung-filled hippo pond will be clear overnight,

The question is that the hippo's wound will heal in half a day

I encountered an opportunity to resolve it all at once.


In a town called Goma near the border with Rwanda

On the day of waiting for a charter plane to fly to the pygmy settlement

I was invited by an old local tribe.

There was a large one-story mansion made of stone at the top of the mountain road where you can see many hills like buns on the left and right.

There is a wide, thick, single-plate long table in the large drawing room.

Fruits and vegetables, bread and meat with bones were lined up in the center.

In the glass case at the back, there are many Sharekobe museums on display.

I was told that it was from the beginning of humankind.

The Lord around the age of 50 speaks in a very gentle voice,

It had an atmosphere full of wisdom that was far from civilized society.


Toast with delicious wine made at my factory

I had the dishes lined up

Everything was amazingly delicious.

Suddenly after saying that everything was from my territory

"Director Soukawa, how many days do you think the lettuce in front of you can be harvested on my farm?"

Asked the Lord.

"From seed?"

"Yes, from the seed."

"I'm sure you want to boast that you can get it fast, maybe half of Japan ..."
I thought, "Is it a month?"


The Lord shook his standing index finger from side to side,

"one week"

Smiled, but said with a straight face.


"One week!? ... Such ..."

But you can't lie.

My head started full rotation at super high speed.