The Bushmen of
Although they live in a third world environment, and for all intents and purposes look to be amongst the most poor of the worlds poor, legend has it that the Kalahari Bushmen know of a secret oasis, hidden among the burning dunes of the Kalahari desert, warded by the great kings of the jungle, mighty lions! What is in this hidden oasis? Diamonds! They say that diamonds lie on the ground in huge quantities.
As the story goes only one white man, a soldier, whose name is now lost to time, has ever seen the fabulous haven and this poor fellow was lost himself. He had been separated from his patrol in the desert. The poor, weak, nearly dehydrated trooper had been walking aimlessly in the
Astonished by the sight of all the wealth just scattered about the ground the soldier was determined to escape and tell the world of what he had seen. He somehow did escape and rather than tell the world of his find he raised money for an expedition to make his fortune.
He was found dead weeks later with a Bushman’s arrow broken off in the center of his heart. In his pockets, according to the story, were found several rough diamonds and a map showing the route to the Bushman’s paradise. The soldier’s body was found by two white missionaries who apparently buried his body and then determined to follow the map and find the diamonds. They left a note behind identifying the body and a rough diamond behind to prove the find was real.
One of the missionaries fell ill and turned back, he later returned to
No one knows what became of the map, but many believe the diamond oasis still awaits discovery, any body interested? I love stories like this, I do not know if it is true or not but it is just one of the many reasons why I invite you to keep an open mind and to keep walking in this big weird world of ours!
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