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Tomek wśród łowców głów by Alfred Szklarski
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Apr 12, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: tomek-wilmowski, polish
Read in July, 1999

After successful escape from tsarist Russia with Zbyszek Karski and his fiancee Natasha Wilmowscy go straight to Australia. They accepted an invitation for Christmas from the Allans, parents of Sally. After nearly a month visit on meeting in Sydney the group is asked to go on a hunting - research trip to New Guinea. After short conversation with Sally Tomek resigns from taking part in the trip. The girl wants from Tomek keeping his vow made year earlier - he is suppose to make her every wish real after she passed the GSCEs. This wish is going together to New Guinea. Sally predicted that Jan Smuga will let her come. Also Natasha and Zbyszek come. Tomek doesn't like the fact that the Sally's far cousin, James Balmore, who shows very much affection to Sally. The group has its own shop - a gift from brother of maharaja's wife to captain Nowicki. Unexpirienced James Balmore because of his own stupidity risks his life swimming in a sea - only because of Smuga's thoughtfullness James doesn't make a confrontation with two sharks. The group of natives is freed from hands human traffickers - because of that the research group gets a native boy as a the guide. The hunters also are peacemakers between the tribe of their porters and the tribe of Tawade. But Tawade witchdoctor, furious because of loosing part of his influance and income, makes the snake he tortured earlier to bite Sally. Despite the fact that a wound was properly operated the Australian is loosing strengh. The hunters also meet tribe Ku-ku-ku-ku. Sally is more and more sick and Tomek is more and more in dispair. When it appears that nothing will cure a girl Sally tells Nowicki her last wish - to marry Tomek. Nowicki, as a captain, can marry a couple only on water that's why despite the danger everyone moves near the one of the boat. The witnesses are Wilmowski and Smuga and after fatherly blessing Nowicki announces Tomek and Sally a married couple. At the same moment the massive attack of Ku-ku-ku-ku starts, but is rebuff with help of Bena Bena tribe. Because of Sally's bad state the hunters have to go back. When they reach Port Moresby Sally gets the right help.

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