Books Should Be Free is now
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

The Mission   By: (1792-1848)

Book cover

First Page:

THE MISSION OR SCENES IN AFRICA

WRITTEN FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

BY CAPTAIN MARRYAT AUTHOR OF "FRANK MILDMAY," "PERCIVAL KEENE," "PHANTOM SHIP," "DOG FIEND," "JACOB FAITHFUL," "POACHER," ETC., ETC.

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND SONS LONDON: BROADWAY, LUDGATE HILL NEW YORK: 9 LAFAYETTE PLACE

[Illustration: THE ONWARD MARCH. Front . P. 226.]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Account of Sir Charles Wilmot Loss of the Grosvenor Sir Charles's doubts respecting the Survival of his Wife and Children Alexander Wilmot His Character The Newspaper Paragraph Details of the Wreck of the Grosvenor Surmises as to the Fate of the Passengers

CHAPTER II.

Alexander's Reflections His Plan Sir Charles opposes it His unwilling Consent Alexander's Departure

CHAPTER III.

Alexander's Melancholy Finds a Friend Sea Sickness Mr. Fairburn The Passengers Conversations The Cape Mr. Fairburn's Account of the Treatment of the Hottentots by the Dutch

CHAPTER IV.

Natural History discussed Mr. Swinton's Enthusiasm Further History of the Cape Dutch Barbarity Alexander's Indignation

CHAPTER V.

Aquatic Birds Guano Mr. Fairburn's Narrative continued Stuurman Mokanna The Attack Failure of the Caffres

CHAPTER VI.

Sharks Their Cowardice Attack on one by Neptune Divers' Dangers Mr. Fairburn continues his Story Mokanna's Fate Disturbances among the Caffre Tribes

CHAPTER VII.

Mr. Swinton agrees to accompany Alexander Land, ho! Cape Town Major Henderson He joins the Party Begum Chaka's History

CHAPTER VIII.

Night in Algoa Bay The Major meets Maxwell Preparations to start The Caravan Description of it The Departure

CHAPTER IX.

The Plans of the Adventurers Big Adam's Bravery Milius His Refreshments What his House contained Speech to the Hottentots The Bushman Boy, Prince Omrah

CHAPTER X.

Wild Beasts Insubordination of the Hottentots Danger from Elephants Their hideous Shrieks Big Adam's Terror Lieutenant Hoodie's wonderful Escape Sagacity of the Elephant Intentions of the Party

CHAPTER XI.

Arrival at Mr. S.'s Station The Quarrel between Hinza and Voosani An Escort proposed The Caffre Character The Sabbath Painful Position of a Missionary's Wife

CHAPTER XII.

The Royal Visit Mutual Civilities The Band of Warriors Hippopotami Their Carcasses Omrah's Cunning The Trick Big Adam sulky A narrow Escape Preparations for the Hunt

CHAPTER XIII.

Look out The Signal The Major's Nerve Charge upon the Camp Hottentots drunk Begum's Uneasiness Signs of Danger Lions' Sagacity Anecdotes

CHAPTER XIV.

A Storm Sober again Elephant Steak Omrah's Tricks Man eaters A horrible Adventure The Sleepers awakened

CHAPTER XV.

Quah! quah! Alexander's and the Major's Danger A critical Situation Omrah's Presence of Mind Divine Worship Instruction of Caffres Advance of the Enemy Panic of the Natives Refusal to proceed The tables turned The Council Submission Arrangements

CHAPTER XVI.

An Expedition Rumors of War Judicious Advice Daaka's Hut The Interview with Daaka Explanations Remains of the Grosvenor The Mystery solved Alexander's Joy The Wagons again The Major's Fortress Plans for the Future

CHAPTER XVII.

Quetoo's Movements Destruction of his Army The Return Plenty of Sport The Warriors rewarded Precautions Antelopes The Victim A large Meal

CHAPTER XVIII.

Conversation Gnoos Five Lions Thirst quenched Ferocity of the Hyena Anecdotes Preparations for a Chase

CHAPTER XIX.

A practical Joke A lucky Escape History of the Mantatees Mantatee Courage A final Slaughter Discussions Swinton's Account of Africaner

CHAPTER XX.

Omrah's Intelligence Lion hunting Silence and Caution An unpleasant Surprise Self sacrifice of a Gemsbok Swinton's Story continued Conversation on Lions Anecdotes Big Adam punished

CHAPTER XXI.

Interview with Bushmen A shrewd Surmise A Herd of Buffaloes A providential Escape A Scene Swanevelt in Danger Conversation A Story

CHAPTER XXII... Continue reading book >>




eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book



Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books