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“Don’t touch him!” “Okay,” Elliot said. “Kahega,” Munro shouted, raising a green plastic twenty-liter can. The can sloshed with liquid in his hand. “Let’s get this done.” Kahega and his men moved swiftly, splashing kerosene over the tents and dead bodies. Elliot smelled the sharp odor. Ross, crouched under a torn nylon supply tent, shouted, “Give me a minute!” “Take all the time you want,” Munro said. He turned to Elliot, who was watching Amy outside the camp. Amy was signing to herself: People bad. No believe people bad things come. “She seems very calm about it,” Munro said. “Not really,” Elliot said. “I think she knows what took place here.” “I ‘hope she’ll tell us,” Munro said. “Because all these men died in the same way. Their skulls were crushed.”
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170 The flames from the consortium camp licked upward into the air, and the black smoke bellowed as the expedition moved onward through the jungle. Ross was silent, lost in thought. Elliot said, “What did you find?” “Nothing good,” she said. “They had a perfectly adequate peripheral system, quite similar to our ADP—animal defense perimeter. Those cones I found are audio-sensing units, and when they pick up a signal, they emit an ultrahigh- frequency signal that is very painful to auditory systems. Doesn’t work for reptiles, but it’s damn effective on mammalian systems. Send-a wolf or a leopard running for the hills.” “But it didn’t work here,” Elliot said. “No,” Ross said. “And it didn’t bother Amy very much.” Elliot said, “What does it do to human auditory systems?” “You felt it. It’s annoying, but that’s all.” She glanced at Elliot. “But there aren’t any human beings in this part of the Congo. Except us.” Munro asked, “Can we make a better perimeter defense?” “Damn right we can,” Ross said. “I’ll give you the next generation perimeter— it’ll stop anything except elephants and rhinos.” But she didn’t sound convinced. Late in the afternoon, they came upon the remains of the first ERTS Congo camp. They nearly missed it, for during the intervening eight days the jungle vines and creepers had already begun to grow back over it, obliterating all traces. There was not much left—a few shreds of orange nylon, a dented aluminum cooking pan, the crushed tripod, and the broken video camera, its green circuit boards scattered across the ground. They found no bodies, and since the light was fading they pressed on. Amy was distinctly agitated, She signed, No go. Peter Elliot paid no attention. Bad place old place no go. “We go, Amy,” he said. Fifteen minutes later they came to a break in the overhanging trees. Looking up, they saw the dark cone of Mukenko rising above the forest, and the faint crossed green beams of the lasers glinting in the humid air. And directly beneath the beams were the moss-covered stone blocks, half concealed in jungle foliage, of the Lost City of Zinj.
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