The Missionary Herald Volume 81

The Missionary Herald Volume 81

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Portuguese by diagonal lines, and the Free State by the area which is tinted. A small section on the coast north of the Congo, embracing a region thirty or forty miles inland, is also assigned to the Portuguese, but is not very clearly indicated on our map. It will be seen that the territory of the Free State extends south of the Congo River to a point below the rapids, thus giving it control of what must be the highway from the sea to the Upper Congo. The railroad around the Falls, from tide water to Stanley Pool, is to pass on the south bank of the river. The area of the Free State is about 1,300,000 square miles. The flag of the new State is a field of blue with a golden star in the centre. Long may this flag wave over a State truly free! The London Missionary Society has received tidings of the arrival of Captain More, with his wife and little boy, at Ujiji, after ninety days' journey from the coast to the lake. Mrs. Hore is the first European lady to reach Lake Tanganyika. From the southern end of the lake the London missionaries report a sad interruption of their hopes, on account of an incursion of Arabs under Tippoo Tib, well known through Mr. Stanley's account of him in his " Through the Dark Continent." This Arab leader aided Mr. Stanley in his passage from Nyangwe till he set sail on the Upper Congo, and is described by him as having a fine, intelligent face, remarkable in his movements, a man of great energy and strength. He and his followers swooped down upon the undefended natives near Lake Tanganyika just as their crops were ready for harvest. Men were captured and their wives and children enslaved. Tippoo Tib is said to be wholly responsible for these scenes of brutality. The country is reported as in a fearful...show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889487
  • 9781236889485