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Adventurer Wandering Smith is hunting anacondas in the jungles of South America when he spots an orchid hunter, who is fleeing from a group of natives. The two join forces, but it soon becomes clear to Wandering Smith that the orchid hunter is after something much more adventurous than rare flowers. 'The Golden Anaconda' is one of five stories written by entomologist Elmer Brown Mason about the swamp-guide Wandering Smith. They were originally published in 'The Popular Magazine' and were inspired by Elmer Brown Mason's own travel adventures. Funny and exciting, 'The Golden Anaconda' is a truly enjoyable read. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to...read more
While capturing anacondas in the jungles of South America, adventurer Wandering Smith spies an orchid hunter fleeing from a troupe of angry natives spewing poisoned arrows. But when this orchid hunter joins the hunting expedition, it becomes clear that he thirsts for something other than rare orchids - he is also collecting the jewels used to adorn shrunken heads. Elmer Brown Mason is largely forgotten today save for aficionados of pulp magazines. His great contribution to the genre of adventure fiction is his five-story series about Wandering Smith. Isaiah Ezekiel 'Wandering' Smith can usually be found at Pere Guerrin's, a rough hangout in New Orleans. His job is to help anyone 'who...read more