Travels in Central Africa, and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaires, by Mr. and Mrs. Petherick

Travels in Central Africa, and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaires, by Mr. and Mrs. Petherick

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...he comes with a radiant face when successful; he is quite enthusiastic in the chase for insects, &c. We returned to the Lady of the Nile when the sun was going down, thoroughly tired, it is now so rare that ground can be found whereon to walk. It is pleasant to be welcomed back by your servants. Halima was there in a clean frock, a scarlet handkerchief round her head, and with smiles, I was ushered into the cabin, which she and Ringa how it seemed had been dusted, and everything looked fresh; some as if we had been a long time fiom home, and we were so glad to thanked him get back. Ringa s eyes beamed with pleasure as I for his thoughtful attention, for he might, as all the others did, have been enjoying himself on shore. The cook, too, announced June 2nd.--Heavy mist rising from the river; cold and damp. Four boats belonging to the American Consular Agent at Khartoum, sailed down stream. One only from the Mountain (Gondokoro); no tiding from those we expect. A solitary delaeb palm is a conspicuous object this day. It is the boundary-mark between the territories of the vast Nouaer and the commencement of the Kytch tribe. At five p.m. moored near to it, when I made a sketch. Here was Sur Katti s boat. They had been awaiting our arrival two days, and had made quite a little encampment. We were soon on shore to visit the horses, who seemed in good condition, and appeared to appreciate the good fires kindled in their vicinity, as the mosquitoes, their great enemy, were thus kept in check. One of the hunters had shot a giraffe the day before, so that all had fared well. The residue of the flesh had been cut into strips to dry in the usual way. Rechan made a stew for our dinner of a portion, and we found it very...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632400
  • 9781236632401