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Lost in the Jungle Narrated for Young People   By: (1835-1903)

Lost in the Jungle Narrated for Young People by Paul B. Du Chaillu

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LOST IN THE JUNGLE.

NARRATED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

By PAUL DU CHAILLU,

AUTHOR OF

"DISCOVERIES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA," "WILD LIFE UNDER THE EQUATOR," "JOURNEY TO ASHANGO LAND," "STORIES OF THE GORILLA COUNTRY," &c.

WITH NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS.

NEW YORK: HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE.

1875.

[Illustration: SHOOTING A LEOPARD. [p. 213.]

By PAUL DU CHAILLU.

THE COUNTRY OF THE DWARFS. Illustrated. 12mo, Cloth, $1 75. MY APINGI KINGDOM. Illustrated. 12mo, Cloth, $1 75. LOST IN THE JUNGLE. Illustrated. 12mo, Cloth, $1 75. WILD LIFE UNDER THE EQUATOR. Illustrated. 12mo, Cloth, $1 75. STORIES OF THE GORILLA COUNTRY. Illustrated. 12mo, Cloth, $1 75. EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA. Illustrated. New Edition. 8vo, Cloth, $5 00. A JOURNEY TO ASHANGO LAND, and Further Penetration into Equatorial Africa. New Edition. Illustrated. 8vo, Cloth, $5 00.

Published by HARPER & BROTHERS, New York.

Sent by mail, postage prepaid, to any part of the United States, on receipt of the price.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by

HARPER & BROTHERS,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. Paul's Letter to his Young Friends, in which he prepares them for being "Lost in the Jungle." 11

CHAPTER II. A queer Canoe. On the Rembo. We reach the Niembouai. A deserted Village. Gazelle attacked by a Snake. Etia wounded by a Gorilla. 14

CHAPTER III. Harpooning a Manga. A great Prize. Our Canoe capsized. Description of the Manga. Return to Camp. 23

CHAPTER IV. We go into the Forest. Hunt for Ebony trees. The Fish eagles. Capture of a young Eagle. Impending Fight with them. Fearful roars of Gorillas. Gorillas breaking down Trees. 28

CHAPTER V. Lost. Querlaouen says we are Bewitched. Monkeys and Parrots. A deserted Village. Strange Scene before an Idol. Bringing in the Wounded. An Invocation. 37

CHAPTER VI. A white Gorilla. Meeting two Gorillas. The Female runs away. The Man Gorilla shows fight. He is killed. His immense Hands and Feet. Strange Story of a Leopard and a Turtle. 48

CHAPTER VII. Return to the Ovenga River. The Monkeys and their Friends the Birds. They live together. Watch by Moonlight for Game. Kill an Oshengui. 55

CHAPTER VIII. We are in a Canoe. Outfit for Hunting. See a beautiful Antelope. Kill it. It is a new Species. River and forest Swallows. 62

CHAPTER IX. We hear the Cry of a young Gorilla. Start to capture him. Fight with "his Father." We kill him. Kill the Mother. Capture of the Baby. Strange Camp Scene. 70

CHAPTER X. Jack will have his own way. He seizes my Leg. He tears my Pantaloons. He growls at me. He refuses cooked Food. Jack makes his Bed. Jack sleeps with one Eye open. Jack is intractable. 81

CHAPTER XI. Start after Land crabs. Village of the Crabs. Each Crab knows his House. Great flight of Crabs. They bite hard. Feast on the Slain. A herd of Hippopotami. 87

CHAPTER XII. Strange Spiders. The House spider. How they capture their Prey. How they Fight. Fight between a Wasp and a Spider. The Spider has its Legs cut off, and is carried away. Burrow Spider watching for its Prey. 94

CHAPTER XIII. We continue our Wanderings. Joined by Etia. We starve. Gambo and Etia go in search of Berries. A herd of Elephants. The rogue Elephant charges me. He is killed. He tumbles down near me. Story of Redjioua... Continue reading book >>




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