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... her? Yes, and it's left her bitter and contemptuous. The story never goes into great detail (part of it's fun is the ambiguity) as to why the couple is at a safari beyond the readers assumption that it was fashionable at the time, but maybe it was an attempt at finding a joyful purpose, not only for Francis, but for Margot as well.
In the story, chronologically, Francis, Margot, and Wilson are hunting a lion they heard coughing and growling a mile or so outside of their camp. They drive to meet the lion, and from about 100 yards away, Francis shoots, hitting the lion in the flank and wounding it. The lion runs, and the trio continues to pursue it. Although warned, Francis is still surprised by the lions last-ditch attempted rush, and flees the scene of the kill. Ashamed by her husbands cowardice, Margot flirts, seduces and finally sleeps with Wilson, their guide.
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