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Notes in North Africa Being a Guide to the Sportsman and Tourist in Algeria and Tunisia   By:

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[Illustration: R. Pheney, lith. M. & N. Hanhart, Impt.

MY TWO SERVANTS, ANGELO AND NERO.]

NOTES IN NORTH AFRICA:

BEING A GUIDE TO THE SPORTSMAN AND TOURIST IN ALGERIA AND TUNISIA.

BY W. G. WINDHAM, ESQ.

NEW EDITION, WITH COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS.

LONDON: WARD AND LOCK, 158 FLEET STREET. 1862.

LONDON: PETTER AND GALPIN, BELLE SAUVAGE PRINTING WORKS, LUDGATE HILL, E.C.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.

Two great faults have been found with my first edition. The first was, that I had offended many people by personal allusions. To this, I reply, that offence was very far from my mind; and to those offended (if any there be), I say, consider the expressions unsaid. For the rest, they are omitted in this edition. The second alleged defect is, that, while I call my book, to a certain extent, sporting, so little allusion is made to sport. I grant there is some reason in this, and accordingly I have added matter which I think will be useful to future sporting tourists. I would, however, not advise the man who seeks sport alone and solely to go to Algeria, as I am sure he will be disappointed, as I most decidedly was. With regard to the illustrations, I have taken the greatest pains that they may faithfully represent, not only the particular localities alluded to, but also give a fair idea of the country and climate of these latitudes.

W. G. WINDHAM.

Hull, April, 1861.

ILLUSTRATIONS.

TO FACE PAGE

FRONTISPIECE: MY TWO SERVANTS ANGELO AND NERO 1

SHOOTING HYENAS ON THE PURPLE MOUNTAINS NEAR EL GREESHE 20

SHOOTING WILD DUCKS NEAR AIN MOKRA, PROVINCE OF CONSTANTINE, ALGERIA 44

HOG SHOOTING ON THE BANKS OF THE OUED EL AHWENA, IN TUNISIA 60

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

THE VOYAGE OUT: Paris in 1860 Notre Dame Our Hotel Nero and the Groom The Steamer for Algeria Gallic Peculiarities Life on Board 7

CHAPTER II.

DESCRIPTION OF ALGIERS: Arrival in Algeria Murray's Guide books, and their Amenities Disembarkation in the Port of Algiers Our Fellow travellers Algiers and its Inhabitants The Dey's Palace Cause of the French Invasion 13

CHAPTER III.

LIFE IN ALGIERS: Algerian Society A Soirée at General Martinprez's The Sirocco My Maltese Companion The Theatre General Youssouf and his Career 19

CHAPTER IV.

"UP THE COUNTRY:" Departure from Algiers Blidah The Zouave Officers and their Companions Government Establishment of Horses Joseph, the Horse dealer To Arbah The Caravanserai Journey towards Oued el Massin 25

CHAPTER V.

FURTHER EXPERIENCES: Abd el Kader (but not the Emir) Difficult Road Perils of the Way Prospect of Sport The First Boar The Chasseurs d'Afrique Mine Hostess of the "Scorpion" Teniet 30

CHAPTER VI.

FURTHER PROGRESS RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES: Cold Weather Milianah Vezoul The Aubergiste El Afroun The Rhamazan Dancing Dervishes 36

CHAPTER VII.

BONA AND ITS VICINITY: Passage to Bona State of Affairs on Board Bona The Lake Metitza Ain Mokra Wild Duck Shooting on the Lake 41

CHAPTER VIII.

ON TO TUNIS: Algeria in General The Arabs and their Conquerors Antagonism between the Two Races Social Condition of the Arabs The Oasis Steamer Arrival at Tunis 46

CHAPTER IX.

MARSA: Angelo's Horsemanship The Bey's Palace at Marsa The Arabs and their Love of Tobacco The Friendly Moor at Camatte 52

CHAPTER X.

ABOUT BOAR SHOOTING: Sleeman the Oued el Ahwena Its Scenery, and its Dangers Beauty of the Landscape on its Banks 55

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