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There are all kinds of silences and each of them means a different thing. There is the silence that comes with morning in a forest, and this is different from the silence of a sleeping city. There is silence after a rainstorm, and before a rainstorm, and these are not the same. There is the silence of emptiness, the silence of fear, the silence of doubt. There is a certain silence that can emanate from a lifeless object as from a chair lately used, or from a piano with old dust upon its keys, or from anything that has answered to the need of a man, for pleasure or for work. This kind of silence can speak. Its voice may be melancholy, but it is not always so; for the chair may have been left by a laughing child or the last notes of the piano may have been raucous and gay. Whatever the mood or the circumstance, the essence of its quality may linger in the silence that follows. It is a soundless echo.Born in England in 1902, Markham was taken by her father to East Africa in 1906. She spent her childhood playing with native Maruni children and apprenticing with her father as a trainer and breeder of racehorses. In the 1930s, she became an African bush pilot, and in September 1936, became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Great adventure story of a woman growing up in Africa!
I really enjoyed this story.
Expertly written in a style long gone. This pioneer of Africa and aviation writes of her love affair with both. Thoroughly enjoyable.Published 6 days ago by Grumpy66
I feel as though I have seen Africa and felt the hearbeat of this beautiful, dark continent and her people.Published 9 days ago by O'Henrietta
I've never read a better written story or one more fascinating. Intriguing, filled with excitement, danger and philosophical incite, this is a must read.Published 14 days ago by Robert
NOT ENOUGH ABOUT THE FLIGHT. LOTS ABOUT HER TIME FROM BIRTH IN AFRICA.Published 15 days ago by Pendragon
A real treasure. Every boy or girl should be required to read this book before striking out on life's voyage. Please read this book! Steve HarrisonPublished 16 days ago by J. Stephen Harrison
If you like history, flying and a well told story don't miss this read. Book was well written and covered eras in history that young people of today will never have the... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Shirley Farnsworth