Congo By Crichton
Congo by Michel Crichton was an extraordinary book as well as a movie about a
group of scientists taking a journey into the heart of Africa in search of the
black diamonds, in the lost city of Zinj! While being observed back in the U.S.
over satellite camera, the whole team dies within a matter of seconds by some
unknown being. The scientists back home sent out a second team (Karen as the
leader) to find the others and to pick up where they had started! There was only
one problem with this plan, however. However, there where no flights going to
this part of Africa in the next month. They then came across a group of
scientists that where taking a sign language talking gorilla named Amy. They
where going to the same spot because they thought that this is where Amy was
born, and she keeps on having nightmares about this place. They team looking for
the diamonds asked them to go because the gorilla team needed more money, which

Karen could provide. Once the other team had gotten into the plane and on there
way to Africa, they started being attacked by another country because they where
crossing over there border with out there permission. They where forced to jump
out of the airplane with Amy, to land safely on the ground. Both teams then set
out for the lost city of Zinj. On there journey there Karen had continued
staying in contact with her boss over the satellite, until one day when Amy and

Peter (Amyís owner) where playing and Amy bumped it and caused it to break.

Her boss then probably thought that she was killed too. Once they reached Zinj,
they found that it sat on the top of a great volcano, but they had also
discovered what had killed the others! They seemed to be a mutant form of a
gorilla, with gray hair and mutated face with incredible intelligence. They
discovered them with in a temple where they would rest during the day. The first
night there they heard rustling around their camp, coming closer and closer to
them. They turned on a spot light right towards them, to discover about 50 of
these gray backs staring them right at them. They started to fire at them making
them flee away! The next day they found the found the mines that the diamonds
where in. They had not been cleaned out at all! All of the diamonds where left
and abandoned, never bothered. While Karen was crying over the diamonds Amy and

Peter where looking around the city while Amy was signing "Amy scared, Bad

Place, Amy not like. Peter realized that Amy was always having nightmares of her
watching her own mother be killed by these gorillas! She would always make
finger paintings back home of something with a yellow eye. Peter asked her what
it was, and she made him follow her. They came to a temple where inside there
was a huge statue of one of the gray gorillas! He realized that this culture
used to worship these gorillas and train them to guard the mines while they
couldnít. "That explains why they are so intelligent, and why they kill all
that come into their territory. Also why they kill by smashing ones head open
with two stone paddles, killing them instantly." That night they set up camp
at a different location and surrounded the camp with wire that is linked to
automatic machine guns that shoot towards where the line is being pulled. They
all where armed with flashlights and pistols, and some had night vision goggles,
and heat seeking views to see them coming. They thought they where all ready!

That night they heard the same rustling in the brush but when they turned on the
goggles and the views they saw NOTHING! Nothing was coming up in there view at
all. One of the auto machine guns started going off at the back of the camp, and
all of a sudden they all came over the hill and where attacking from all sides.

All hell breaking loose, some swinging down from trees, some lifting the line
and going under. The havoc Only lasted a few minutes until the gorillas started
to retreat. Once they where all gone the turned on all of their spot lights,
which revealed all of the dead gorilla bodies lying dead on the ground. But
there was more that dead gorillas, there where dead HUMANS too! Three of

Karenís men died