Great African Travellers: From Bruce and Mungo Park to Livingstone and Stanley

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G. Routledge and sons, Limited, 1890 - 509 Seiten
 

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Seite 351 - I hurried to the summit. The glory of our prize burst suddenly upon me ! There, like a sea of quicksilver, lay far beneath the grand expanse of water — a boundless sea horizon on the south and south-west, glittering in the noon-day sun; and on the west, at fifty or sixty miles...
Seite 233 - Still it was a sight that attracted one to it for hours — the roar of the waters, the thousands of passenger-fish, leaping at the falls with all their might, the Wasoga and Waganda fishermen coming out in boats and taking post on all the rocks with rod and hook, hippopotami and crocodiles lying sleepily on the water, the ferry at work above the falls, and cattle driven down to drink at the margin of the lake...
Seite 390 - do you really think I can find Dr Livingstone? Do you mean me to go to Central Africa?
Seite 51 - Being who planted, watered, and brought to perfection, in this obscure part of the world, a thing which appears of so small importance, look with unconcern upon the situation and suffering of creatures formed after his own image?
Seite 44 - Niger, glittering to the morning sun, as broad as the Thames at Westminster, and flowing slowly to the eastward. I hastened to the brink, and, having drank of - the water, lifted up my fervent thanks in prayer, to the Great ! Ruler of all things, for having thus far crowned my endeavours with success.
Seite 160 - Bornu horsemen were killed, a great many more were brought in ; altogether they were said to have taken one thousand, and there were certainly not less than five hundred. To our utmost horror, not less than one hundred and seventy full-grown men were mercilessly slaughtered in cold blood, the greater part of them being allowed to bleed to death, a leg having been severed from the body.
Seite 186 - Nyanza burst suddenly upon my gaze. It was early morning. The distant sea-line of the north horizon was defined in the calm atmosphere between the north and west points of the compass...
Seite 401 - In him religion exhibits its loveliest features ; it governs his conduct not only towards his servants but towards the natives, the bigoted Mohammedans, and all who come in contact with him.
Seite 54 - The poor girl was ignorant of her fate, until the bundles were all tied up in the morning, and the coffle ready to depart; when, coming with some other young women to see the coffle set out, her master took her by the hand, and delivered her to the singing man. Never...
Seite 334 - Rodur, who had led the chase, turned sharp round, and again faced the elephant as before; stooping quickly from the saddle, he picked up from the ground a handful of dirt, which he threw into the face of the vicious-looking animal, that once more attempted to rush upon him.

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