The Abandoned Pygmy Camp is a scene wherein the boat passes a little--pun slightly intended--settlement.
The boat curves along with the river, passing a sandy beach on the starboard side.
Three canoes have been dragged ashore. Allegedly, the canoes' mastheads are tribal interpretations of Mickey, Donald, and Goofy.
There's a small thatch hut in the background where the natives store their shields. In front of that, there are five skulls mounted onto spears.
Those native war canoes belong to a local tribe of pygmies.
Around this bend, we'll meet a pygmy welcoming party! They're such fun! They always greet the new safaris, and--[The skipper notices that there aren't any pygmies.]--whoa. Kind of a dead party, huh? We seem to be a little short on pygmies! They never abandon their canoes. I wonder if something scared 'em off.
I wonder why those war canoes are abandoned. Usually there's a Pygmy Welcoming Party here. Hmm...I kinda wonder what scared 'em away. I can't see anyone; canoe?
They tell me that each canoe can hold three hundred pygmies! Hrmm...that means that, somewhere in those bushes, there's nine hundred of 'em, waiting to jump out!
Hold on; I think I can translate those drums! "We apologize...for not sending...a welcoming party...but we would love...to have you...for dinner."
Those skulls up on the spears belonged to some sightseers that came through here a while back. They sure have a good view of things now!
Where are the pygmies? It must be tribal election day, and they're all off voting. [The skipper scrutinizes the skulls on the spears.] It's hard to tell who's ahead in the poles, though.
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Over here, we have a pygmy holiday party in full swing! [The skipper notices that there aren't any pygmies.] They must've dashed off for some last-minute shopping.
I think I can guess what the natives got for Christmas; canoe?