Through the Dark Continent; Or, the Sources of the Nile Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa, and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Oc

Through the Dark Continent; Or, the Sources of the Nile Around the Great Lakes of Equatorial Africa, and Down the Livingstone River to the Atlantic Oc

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...Waregga, Bakumu, and Baswa tribes; and " Chare-reh " means the gentle flow of water. The word "Ma-vira" with the Waregga is used to denote rocks; while the Bakumu, Baswa, Southern Waregga, Wabwire, and Wenya employ the word "Matari." 1877.-Two miles below the Sixth Cataract of the Stanley Jw Falls we came t0 a bit of bad water'- but' after successRukura. fully passing it, we halted an hour on the right bank to discharge the captives who belonged to the WanaRuknra tribe and the Bakumu. The two wounded warriors had behaved very patiently during their four days' stay with us, and were progressing favourably. Meanwhile we had employed every leisure hour in endeavouring to master the rudiments of their language, and I had obtained a list of nearly two hundred words from them, with which, if the people below spoke it, we might be able to communicate a little with them. At noon of January 20, we landed on the first island of the Wana-Rukura, and found the south latitude, by solar observation, 0 2' 0." Noon of the 23rd, having meanwhile passed the Sixth Cataract, we found ourselves four miles north of the Equator by observation. Three miles below the rapids we passed a small river about thirty yards wide entering the Livingstone between high banks, and soon after the right and left bank, rising up to hills, approached each other within seven hundred yards, and there seemed to be every prospect of another cataract. As we rushed through the straits, I dropped the lead with twenty fathoms of line into the river, but found no bottom, but I could not repeat the experiment, as the rapidity of the current compelled me to be mindful of my course, and everybody in the canoes was trusting to my guidance. At ten miles north...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236564146
  • 9781236564146