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May French Sheldon
“Rain, rain, pelted down upon us with unlooked-for fury.”
“Bravery and fearlessness have nothing akin to recklessness or heedless disregard of consequences.”
“[On an African tribe she met:] They live to enjoy, and enjoy to live ...”
“The idea that a woman should be foolhardy or ignorant enough to dare to enter Africa from the east coast and attempt to penetrate interior as far as the Kilimanjaro district of the late Masai raids ... as the sole leader and commander of her own caravan, — the thing was preposterous, and the woman boldly denounced as mad, mad, principally because there was no precedent for such a venture; it was a thorough innovation of accepted proprieties. It never had been done, never even suggested, hence it must be impossible, or at least utterly impracticable, and certainly outside a woman's province.”
May French Sheldon, U.S. explorer, writer, publisher
(1847 - 1936)
Born: Mary French Sheldon.