The Tellem were nimble climbers, in order to reach their houses, and skilled hunters and gatherers. From high up in their tiny homes these Tellem people could look out across a forest of the odd shaped boabab trees, to see herds of gazelle eating tall grasses.
Today, Kavitha and I hiked the cliffs and valleys where these little people lived. It is the rainy season and the boababs are again sprouting leaves. We marvel at the little homes perched high in the cliffs, too high for us to climb.
Kavitha and I play in the waterfalls. The forest, now, is gone, as are the Tellem people. All that is left are their mysterious homes far above our heads.
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