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In the Heart of Africa   By: (1821-1893)

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IN THE HEART OF AFRICA

By Sir Samuel W. Baker, M.A., F.R.G.S.

Condensed By E.J.W From "The Nile Tributaries Of Abyssinia" And "The Albert N'yanza Great Basin Of The Nile."

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

The Nubian desert The bitter well Change of plans An irascible dragoman Pools of the Atbara One secret of the Nile At Cassala

CHAPTER II.

Egypt's rule of the Soudan Corn grinding in the Soudan Mahomet meets relatives The parent of Egypt El Baggar rides the camel

CHAPTER III.

The Arabs' exodus Reception by Abou Sinn Arabs dressing the hair Toilet of an Arab woman The plague of lice Wives among the Arabs The Old Testament confirmed

CHAPTER IV.

On the Abyssinian border A new school of medicine Sacred shrines and epidemics

CHAPTER V.

A primitive craft Stalking the giraffes My first giraffes Rare sport with the finny tribe Thieving elephants

CHAPTER VI.

Preparations for advance Mek Nimmur makes a foray The Hamran elephant hunters In the haunts of the elephant A desperate charge

CHAPTER VII.

The start from Geera Feats of horsemanship A curious chase Abou Do wins a race Capturing a young buffalo Our island camp Tales of the Base

CHAPTER VIII.

The elephant trumpets Fighting an elephant with swords The forehead shot Elephants in a panic A superb old Neptune The harpoon reaches its aim Death of the hippopotamus Tramped by an elephant

CHAPTER IX.

Fright of the Tokrooris Deserters who didn't desert Arrival of the Sherrif brothers Now for a tally ho! On the heels of the rhinoceroses The Abyssinian rhinoceros Every man for himself

CHAPTER X.

A day with the howartis A hippo's gallant fight Abou Do leaves us Three yards from a lion Days of delight A lion's furious rage Astounding courage of a horse

CHAPTER XI.

The bull elephant Daring Hamrans The elephant helpless Visited by a minstrel A determined musician The nest of the outlaws The Atbara River

CHAPTER XII.

Abyssinian slave girls Khartoum The Soudan under Egyptian rule Slave trade in the Soudan The obstacles ahead

CHAPTER XIII.

Gondokoro A mutiny quelled Arrival of Speke and Grant The sources of the Nile Arab duplicity The boy slave's story Saat adopted

CHAPTER XIV.

Startling disclosures The last hope seems gone The Bari chief's advice Hoping for the best Ho for Central Africa!

CHAPTER XV.

A start made at last A forced march Lightening the ship Waiting for the caravan Success hangs in the balance The greatest rascal in Central Africa Legge demands another bottle

CHAPTER XVI.

The greeting of the slave traders Collapse of the mutiny African funerals Visit from the Latooka chief Bokke makes a suggestion Slaughter of the Turks Success as a prophet Commoro's philosophy

CHAPTER XVII.

Disease in the camp Forward under difficulties Our cup of misery overflows A rain maker in a dilemma Fever again Ibrahim's quandary Firing the prairie

CHAPTER XVIII.

Greeting from Kamrasi's people Suffering from the sins of others Alone among savages The free masonry of Unyoro. Pottery and civilization

CHAPTER XIX.

Kamrasi's cowardice Interview with the king The exchange of blood The rod beggar's last chance An astounded sovereign

CHAPTER XX.

A satanic escort Prostrated by sun stroke Days and nights of sorrow The reward for all our labor

CHAPTER XXI.

The cradle of the Nile Arrival at Magungo The blind leading the blind Murchison Falls

CHAPTER XXII.

Prisoners on the island Left to starve Months of helpless ness We rejoin the Turks The real Kamrasi In the presence of royalty

CHAPTER XXIII.

The hour of deliverance Triumphal entry into Gondokoro Homeward bound The plague breaks out Our welcome at Khartoum Return to civilization

IN THE HEART OF AFRICA.

CHAPTER I.

The Nubian desert The bitter well Change of plans An irascible dragoman Pools of the Atbara One secret of the Nile At Cassala.

In March, 1861, I commenced an expedition to discover the sources of the Nile, with the hope of meeting the East African expedition of Captains Speke and Grant, that had been sent by the English Government from the South via Zanzibar, for the same object... Continue reading book >>




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