A few days ago, David brought this stick home. It had travelled to Kinshasa via MAF plane from an interior village and was accidentally left at the hangar. The passenger who misplaced it is a friend and he had called David and asked him to look for the stick. He had brought it from the village for someone else and they really wanted it.
It's really not much to look at. Why would they want that stick so badly? Why would a stick be so important (unless you are a dog)?
|Cinchona pubescens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
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