"I don't know how many lions and leopards
I've shot two elephants, which is enough -
It's a melancholy and moving thing
to hunt an elephant.
It's like shooting an old man."
- Wilbur Smith
They recognize one another
after years and years of separation
and greet each other
with wild, boisterous joy.
There's bellowing and trumpeting,
ear flapping and rubbing.
- Jennifer Richard Jacobson,
Small as an Elephant