‘Shot of Short’ #4: The Black Mamba

Title: The Black Mamba by Ernest Glanville
Date Read: 30 September 2008
Briefly: A really strange tale about a man being pursued by a vengeful black mamba.
Afterthoughts: Not a story I particularly enjoyed. Starts off well but becomes a bit strange. Perhaps more allegorical than anything else?
Notable Quote: “You may thank your stars there’s no mambas down in this country, for all the critturs that crawl, or fly, or walk, there’s not one for nateral cussedness and steady hand to come up to a black mamba”

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

*Story read as part of my 100 Shots of Short reading challenge.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).