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The River of Darkness, or, Under Africa   By: (1864-1946)

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[Illustration: A blazing torch in the Greek's hand lit up the scene as Guy cocked his rifle and awaited an opportunity for a shot.]

THE RIVER OF DARKNESS OR, UNDER AFRICA.

By WILLIAM MURRAY GRAYDON

Copyrighted 1890 by FRANK A. MUNSEY

Copyrighted, 1902, by THOMPSON & THOMAS

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

PROLOGUE. 5 I. THE STOLEN DESPATCHES. 9 II. A STRANGE MEETING. 16 III. THE ARAB'S WARNING. 23 IV. THE ALARM. 30 V. THE NIGHT ON THE ROOF. 38 VI. A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH. 44 VII. SOLD INTO SLAVERY. 51 VIII. THE SEPARATION. 57 IX. A CLOSE SHAVE. 62 X. THE SLAVE PRISON. 68 XI. CANARIS UNFOLDS A TALE. 76 XII. A DARING MOVE. 83 XIII. THE FLIGHT THROUGH THE TOWN. 91 XIV. OVER THE WALLS. 99 XV. THE PURSUIT. 106 XVI. BESIEGED. 113 XVII. A CLOSE SHAVE. 120 XVIII. THE UNDERGROUND RIVER. 127 XIX. A DARING EXPEDITION. 135 XX. BY A HAIR'S BREADTH. 142 XXI. CUT OFF FROM THE OUTER WORLD. 150 XXII. AN UNWELCOME VISITOR. 158 XXIII. A WONDERFUL ESCAPE. 165 XXIV. SIR ARTHUR WAKES AT THE RIGHT TIME. 172 XXV. THE JOURNEY ON THE LAKE. 179 XXVI. THE ISLE OF SKELETONS. 187 XXVII. ALL HOPE VANISHES. 195 XXVIII. A DESPERATE FIGHT. 203 XXIX. GUY SAVES SIR ARTHUR. 210 XXX. A STRANGE DISCOVERY. 217 XXXI. A TERRIBLE BLUNDER. 224 XXXII. GOOD BY TO THE LAKE. 232 XXXIII. A TERRIBLE RIDE. 239 XXXIV. MORE MISERY. 247 XXXV. BILDAD DRINKS NEW LIFE. 255 XXXVI. BILDAD TURNS CANNIBAL. 262 XXXVII. THE END OF THE CAVERN. 270 XXXVIII. CAPTAIN BECKER LOSES A WAGER. 278 XXXIX. CONCLUSION. 285

THE RIVER OF DARKNESS.

PROLOGUE.

It was November in London. The great city was buried under a dank, yellow fog. Traffic was temporarily checked; foot passengers groped their way by the light of the street lamps, and the hoarse shouts of the link boys running before cabs and carriages with blazing torches rang at intervals above the muffled rumble of countless wheels... Continue reading book >>




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