The Story of Africa and Its Explorers Volume 2
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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...have left any record behind them more tangible than their presence in regions that are evidently not those in which their ancestors began life. AVe may infer, nevertheless, more or less confidently, that some of these vagabond races, or unlettered vagrants, saw the Red Sea or the Mediterranean, or even the Indian Ocean on one shore, and before they died heard the Atlantic breaking on the western side of the continent. But up to the years 1802-11 no claim had been made that anyone had accomplished that then remarkable feat, and indeed it was not for many years subsequent to the date in question that the supposed discovery of a transcontinental journey having been performed came to light. CHAPTER IX. The Crossers Of Africa: David Livingstone. Early Dreams of Crossing Africa--The Predecessors of Livingstone. Actual and Supposed--The Pombeiros--The Slave of Silva Porto--"Mute Inglorious Transitists"--Successes and Failures--The Ground Clear for Livingstone--David Livingstone--His Early Life--Leaves for Africa--His Disappointment with the Work set before him--His Journey from Cape Town to Kuruman--Changed Aspect of the Country in the last Thirty or Forty Years--The Swarms of Antelopes, Zebras, Elephants, and other Wild Animals in the South Africa of those Days--Life at Kuruman--Marries and Removes to Setshele's Kraal--The Bechuanas and the Boers--Khama. "the Alfred the Great" of South Africa, his People and his Policy--Changes in Modern Times--Through the Kalahari Desert Northward--The Plants and Animals met with on the Route--The Hunting and Hunters of South Africa, etc. We refer to the famous transit of the Pombeiros--that is, native travelling agents or Tbe confidential slaves--named Pedro Pombeiros' j0ao Baptista, and Amaro...
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