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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments West with the Night, Beryl Markham, 1942, Kenya, AUTOBIOGRAPHY

"...In her twenties she gave up horses and started flying airplanes, becoming the first woman in East Africa to be granted a commercial pilot's license, then the first woman to fly the Atlantic from east to west. Beryl Markham writes hunting stories filled with danger and tension, then turns and discusses the different qualities of silence, or what it is like to fly alone over water for forty hours: "Being alone in an aeroplane for even so short a time as a night and a day, irrevocably alone, with nothing to observe but your instruments and your own hands in the semi-darkness, nothing to contemplate but your own small courage...Such an experience can be as startling as the first awareness of a stranger walking by your side at night. You are the stranger."..."

(E.B., p. 243)

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