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Out of Africa Scene 5

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Scene 5

Scene 5

The Part Where She Almost Gets Eaten by a Lion

  • Karen's enjoying the scenery when her horse suddenly spooks from where she left him tied up.
  • No gun, and face to face with a lioness.
  • Denys arrives just in time to help.
  • He explains that she can't run, and after a harrowing experience the lioness departs peacefully.
  • Denys and their friend Berkeley (Michael Kitchen) offer their company for the evening, seeing as Bror's left her alone.
  • She shows the boys around the farm, and they entertain themselves with dinner, stories and songs afterwards.
  • When Berkeley and Denys depart, Denys gives Karen a fine pen to write down her stories; she's good at them.

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