FOREVER FREE by Joy Adamson
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The third book in the Elsa saga -- Born Free and Living Free are now rounded out by Forever Free. This has an air of joy clouded by the poignance of parting and quietly reveals a great and sacrificial devotion in the face of odds. The Adamsons have been ordered to remove Elsa and her family from the reserve because her friendship with them may endanger other human beings. While the Adamsons are away from camp seeking a new home for the family, Elsa languishes and dies, leaving her cubs too young to make their own kills. The Adamsons become their guardians and must lure them away from the native bomas which they are raiding of cows and goats in lieu of wild game. The Adamsons bundle the cubs off to the Serengeti National Park in Tanganyika, where they fight another battle to remain long enough to tide the cubs over into maturity. The story of a great friendship revealing the possible relationship between the human and the wild, and Mrs. Adamson's direct appeal, in Elsa's name, for the preservation of wild life in suitable sanctuaries finishes the trilogy.

Pub Date: March 27th, 1963
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World