The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...November 24A--The Imbozhwa, or Babemba rather, came early this morning, and called on Mohamad to come out of his stockade if he were a man who could fight; but the fence is now finished, and no one seems willing to obey the taunting call. I have nothing to do with it, but feel thankful that I was detained, and did not, with my few attendants, fall into the hands of the justly infuriated Babemba. They kept up the attack to-day, and some went out to them, fighting till noon. When a man was killed and not carried off, the Wanyamwezi brought his head and put it on a pole on the stockade: six heads were thus placed. A fine young man was caught and brought in by the Wanyamwezi; one stabbed him behind, another cut his forehead with an axe. I called in vain to them not to kill him. As a last appeal, he said to the crowd that surrounded him, "Don't kill me, and I shall take you to where the women are." "You lie," said his enemies; "you intend to take us where we may be shot by your friends;" and they killed him. It was horrible. I protested "loudly against any repetition of this wickedness, and the more sensible agreed that prisoners ought not to be killed; but the Banyamwezi are incensed against the Babemba because of the women killed on the 22d. November 25th.--The Babemba kept off on the third day, and the Arabs are thinking it will be a good thing if we get out of the country unscathed. Men were sent off on the night of the 23d to Syde bin Habib for powder and help. Mohamad Bo-gharib is now unwilling to take the onus of the war: he blames Mpamari, and Mpamari blames him. I told Mohamad that the war was undoubtedly his work, inasmuch as Bin Juma is his man? and he approved of his seizing the women. He does not like this, but it is true; he would not...
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