R.A. Dickey's African adventure

Originally Published: February 8, 2012
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai "Ngaje Ngai," the House of God. Close to the western summit there is the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.

-- from "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" by Ernest Hemingway

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