Narrative of a Voyage of Observation Among the Colonies of Western-Africa and of a Campaign in Kaffirland, in 1835 Volume 2

Narrative of a Voyage of Observation Among the Colonies of Western-Africa and of a Campaign in Kaffirland, in 1835 Volume 2

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...light and sinewy form in oil-skin chako and blue jacket, rode up the steep ascent at the head of the troops-, followed by Hintza leading his horse; and after them the guides and the rest of the cavalry leading theirs. The colonel had nearly reached the open country at the summit, when he heard a cry of Hintza I behind him; and at the same moment the great chief passed him: he and two of his followers having suddenly thrown themselves on their sheep-skin saddles. The colonel called to Hintza to stop, and presented a pistol. The great chief, unable to penetrate the bush by the road side, returned to the only path, smiling; which made the colonel, for a moment, ashamed of his suspicions. The chief of the staff then turned round to watch the troops ascending the defile, when he heard another cry; and looking.for Hintza, he saw him galloping off across the plain at full speed, followed by the lieutenant of the guides, George Southey, an active, lightmade, and good-looking young man, William Southey, and William Shaw. The colonel, spurring his horse violently, strove to overtake Hintza; and the fleet bay soon left the three guides far in the rear. Hintza urged on his long-tailed charger at full speed; whilst the colonel, unable to stop the great chief, drew a pistol and snapped it at him: it missed fire; his second pistol also failed him; and he then struck Hintza on the back of the head with the but. The great chief turned round, and grinned in derision. The colonel then threw his pistol after him, which struck him; and redoubling his efforts, after a hard gallop of a mile, succeeded in closing with the athletic chief, who retained his assegais. Twisting his hand into the collar of Hintza s leopard-skin mantle, i andassisting the...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236654897
  • 9781236654892