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Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2 Under the Orders and at the Expense of Her Majesty's Government   By: (1806-1851)

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NARRATIVE OF A MISSION TO CENTRAL AFRICA PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1850 51,

UNDER THE ORDERS AND AT THE EXPENSE OF HER MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT.

BY THE LATE JAMES RICHARDSON, AUTHOR OF "TRAVELS IN THE GREAT DESERT OF SAHARA."

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193 PICADILLY.

MDCCCLIII.

LONDON: Printed by G. Barclay, Castle St. Leicester Sq.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Description of Tintalous and its Environs Palace and Huts Bedsteads Kailouee Race Unhandsome Conduct of Mr. Gagliuffi Proposed Journey to Aghadez Dr. Barth starts An obstinate Bullock Present extraordinary State of Zinder Affability of the Sultan Power of Charms Scorpions Dialogue with a Ghâtee Splendid Meteors Visit from En Noor Intrigues of the Fellatahs A Sultan loaded with Presents Talk of departing for Zinder State of the Bornou Road Division of a Bullock Bottle of Rum stolen More Visits from the Sultan A Musical Entertainment Curious Etymological Discussions A wonderful Prophetess Secret Societies Magicians The Evil Eye Morality of Soudan Magnificent Meteor Stories of the Sfaxee.

CHAPTER II.

Muslim want of Curiosity Gossip on Meteors A Family Broil Rationale of Wife beating Abominable Dances Evil Communications Dr. Overweg Kailouee Vocabulary Windy Day Account of Wadaï Madame En Noor Profits of Commerce The letter Ghain Fellatah Language Introduction of Islamism Desert Routes Trade in Agate Stones A lively Patient The Eed A Visit en masse Arrival of the Boat Butchers Exchange of Visits with the Sultan Diet A Shereef A delicate Request Information on Maradee Tesaoua Itinerant Schoolmasters En Noor's Territory in Damerghou Unpleasant Communication Amulets The Foundation of a City in the Desert En Noor's Political Pretensions.

CHAPTER III.

News from Barth Camels restored Expensive Journey Proposed Migration of Males Supply of Slaves, whence A new Well Pagans and Christians Tibboo Manners The great Gong When is a Tibboo hungry? Hunger belt Queen of England in the Sahara The Shanbah A hasty Marriage Saïd's new Wife Wild Cauliflowers Tolerance of the Kailouees Men go to fetch Salt from Bilma Approach of Dr. Barth Lion's Mouth Tibboos and Kailouees Mysteries of Tintalous Fewness of Men in Aheer Trees preserved in the Valley Bright Stars Method of Salutation Purposed Stars Kailouee Character Champagne at Tintalous The Wells.

CHAPTER IV.

Dr. Barth's Journey to Aghadez Description of the Route Tiggedah Luxuriant Scenery of Asadah Plain of Tarist Beautiful Valley Buddeh Small Caravan Aghadez its Inhabitants their Occupation The great Koku, or Sultan Asbenouee Revolutions Election of a Prince Interview Ceremony of Investiture Razzia Intricate Political System Account of Aghadez Mosque Environs Women Tribes of Asben The Targhee Family Population of the Ghât Districts of Aheer The Oulimad and Tanelkums Tribe of Janet Haghar Sagamaram Maghatah Extent of Aheer Connexion with the Black Countries Mechanism of Society in Aheer Chieftains Tax gathering Food of the Kailouees Maharees Amusements Natural Features of Asben Vegetation Cultivation Manufactures Bags for Charms.

CHAPTER V.

Projected Departure for Damerghou False Start Picturesque Caravan Sultan's Views of White Skins My Birthday The Sultan fights his Battles over again His Opinion of Women Bragging The Razzia on the Fadeea Political News in the Desert Cold Weather Continue our Journey Bornouese Fighis Tin Tagannu Trap for a Lion Mousa's Camels A further Delay Jackals and the Fire Language of Signs Tintalousian Coquettes Departure of the Zinder Caravan Natural Features Languages The Kilgris Killing Lice The Razzia to the North Present of a Draught board Pagan Nations Favourable Reports... Continue reading book >>




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