Now, now SC no need to be blue!! You guys were great.
Naomi... Well Done to you again.
You are brilliant girl!!!
Together with SC you told us so much more about the characters and location in the riddle. Thanks!
Candy's Style you
cracked Nelly's fight with the dogs
eing named, a protector of all living things, (it didn’t gel) he knew me well,
nd many a story he would always tell.
He was named Bvekenya,” a protector of all living things” in Zulu. SC Barnard was
an Ivory Hunter, so the name given to him doesn’t really make sense.
ver to my east, he often chose to stay, when he wasn’t moving beacons, to make his dough,
ecause to my west, he could always refill, his bottles if they were running low.
Bvenkenya often camped to the east of this location and there
was drinking water to the west . Apparently, he spent most of his time poaching up at
Crooks Corner and was said to move the beacon, to
keep the law off his back, he would move the beacon into one of the other countries
as soon as he had sniff that they were after him. What a sneak!!
nd, he knew, what I carried in my suitcase, huge, folded and smooth,
Another word for suitcase is trunk. A tree trunk described as huge, the bark is folded
ecause there was always something, he could use.
This tree has many uses
e watched, as Nelly ripped and silenced the dogs,
“Nelly the elephant, packed her trunk an said goodbye to the circus… “
Elephants are known to rip the BARK off this tree(silenced the dogs ( bark)…
n her throat, it too was dry,for moisture
just like the woodland all around, this tree occurs
in dry woodland which
eft not much to quench her thirst, in the soil, well drained, among the rocks on this earth.
but mostly in well drained, rocky soil
eftovers from Nelly’s fight with the dogs, would aid this secretive hunter to remove his kills.
fibre from the inner bark is used to make ropes among other things, sure he needed
some rope when transporting all his ivory!
put on my green gloves, but not when’s it’s cold, it’s just to call,
This tree is deciduous, the leaves are described as alternate and hand-shaped hence the
earer, some folks to a ball.
hey come over once I’ve put out my pendulous goods,
anging there, waiting, waxy and white,
ven the others, woody and hard, they too, some friends, eagerly invite.
It’s leaves are readily eaten by elephant, kudu, nyala and impala. The flowers(Oct-Dec)
are waxy and white, relished by various game species and the fruit (Apr-May)has a
hard woody shell.
oticeable now for all to see.
h my! What a beautiful sight!
No need to explain the beauty of one of these giants in flower!
ather majestic, standing on top, I seem very lonely, but I’m really not, for
There is a marked spot, on a hill, on the H1-8, where a beautiful, solitary specimen,
hey gather from me all the things they might need, to carry to catch to
ang or to drink, and even to halt a sneeze, I would think!
The inner fibre is also used to make baskets, nets, fishing lines and the leaves are rich in
Vit C. Not mentioned in the riddle, Absorbic acid in the pith of the fruit makes a
refreshing drink. Seeds can be eaten fresh or dry and if roasted provides a substitute for
eep on the right track. Watch out, as you Find It…. the mats hit your shins…(ouch!)
Looking at the map you will see a mountain or hill, with the name Matshitshinsdzudzi
ow, look very carefully and follow the lines, for by
aying attention my name you will find!!
If you look carefully at the sentences( or lines) of the riddle, the first letters of each one
spells out the name and location of the tree!!!!! BAOBAB HILL IN THE NORTH
Usually I would specify if the riddle is to find a PL place, PS plant species or AS
animal species, at the start of the riddle. This time I added it as a “oh by the way”
telling you it was a plant species PS…. at a specific place PL.