The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber is the story of the title character, his wife Margaret, and their friend Wilson on safari in Africa. Macomber has shamed himself by showing fear during a lion hunt and seeks to redeem himself and regain his courage. During a buffalo hunt, though, Macomber repeatedly fails to kill a charging buffalo. When he finally does fell the beast he feels restored, but his wife accidentally shoots and kills him.

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