The Night My Father Saved My Life By Killing Three Lions Hungry For Human Flesh

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  1. Hoas

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    @1dirthawker I'm really sorry for your loss. Our dads play a very big role in our lives and when they pass away they leave a huge empty space. Luckily we have the memories of them that will never be forgotten.
     
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    Outstanding read, thanks for posting. I have read everything by Wilbur Smith that I could get my hands on over the years. Refreshing but not surprising to read of his views on male role models of today. Hopefully we will continue to admire deeds not words, but I would have to agree that those days seem to be in the rearview mirror for the most part.
     
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    adgunner,

    i have said this to myself before, but then i think about the fine men and women in our military, that SERVE selflessly, gone from home for long periods of time from family and friends. they are some fine role models! so, after some consideration, (n) i have rethought my position. (y)
     

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    Outstanding, thank you for sharing!
     
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    I will be looking up his books as soon as I leave this site! I still have my dad and I pray one day I am half the man he is!
    Society in general seems less genuine every day. Although I do agree with the above statement about military
     
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    1Dirthawker, 28 years in the Canadian Army and counting. I often forget the guys on my right and left, thanks for reminding me.
     

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    Awesome read !
    I read a couple of Wilbur Smiths novels when i was youger and never really got into them .
    Funny really but i never had a fire in my soul for Africa then.
    My father died when i was only 14 .
    I was a rebelous young man who did not see eye to eye with his father .
    My father was a mountian of a man who said little and kept to himself .
    New Zealand was still a wild place when i grew up , a place where a young man could still roam the montains and valleys and make a living hunting for a living .
    I revelled in this environment for many years enjoying the solitude and extreme conditions by myself .
    Sometimes only seeing someone evry few weeks .
    It wasnt until i turned 50 and flew my family into the bush to celebrate my birthday and do some hunting i realized how much my fathers teachings and scornings had really shaped my life without me knowing .
    Its a shame we we couldnt grow old togeather as friends but thats life sometimes .
    Sorry if im raving on a bit but the story above bought back a lot o memories of my own .
    I might start reading his books again .
    Cheers Dory .
     
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