From the Diary of Russian explorer Alexander Bulatovich concerning his excursion into Ethiopia: The French steamship "Amazon" arrived, and I left the shores of Africa, which had been so hospitable to me. I took with me the best and warmest memories of this country where I had been and of the people whom fate had destined that I come to know. But I fear I will always be haunted by that hippopotamus I killed. I hope my wife appreciates the "shoes" I bought her. I'm using quotes on purpose. I'm not sure if they are shoes or not. Farewell, Ethiopia.