The book goes on to tell us that datura has white, lily-like flowers with a sweet scent and a round, green seed which is highly poisonous.
Daturas contain tropane alkaloids which can cause delirium, hyperthermia, amnesia and even death, meaning it has historically been a common poison used for suicide or murder, particularly in India and parts of Europe.
The blackbuck is a species of antelope which was once one of the most abundant animals in India. The male has very distinctive twisted horns. Due to hunting, poaching and loss of habitat, India's blackbuck population has decreased significantly.
" a brown, turgid curtain of darkness that spanned the horizon "
Dust storms and sandstorms are common in arid and semi-arid areas, mainly in Asia,
Dust storm - Gold Coast, Australia - Credit: LunarBlitz
Africa and parts of Australia and North America. The wind can carry huge amounts of dust, giving the impression of a solid wall. The picture to the right shows a dust storm at the Gold Coast, Australia.