David Livingstone

Paperback | June 28, 2012

byHenry Gardiner Adams

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...cattle? The rivers here do not flow in deep channels, as they do more to the north, and oftentimes to the south, nor are the grasses so tall and luxuriant; the country is flat, suitable for cultivation, and game begins again to be plentiful, so that to refuse ox-flesh is no great privation, although Livingstone says there is no flesh like it, either for flavour or nutriment. Bango, however, did not object to buffalos' flesh, when it was brought to him, with other fruits of the chase, by tributary chiefs. Bango is now left behind, and the river Loembwe reached and passed; then came bogs and gloomy forests, where the frequent idols, and little sheds with pots of medicine in them, attest the superstition of the people, who are generally mild and inoffensive, although Livingstone here saw the only instance of unarmed men striking each other he had ever known. They will quarrel and swear with frightful volubility, and having in this way let off the steam, will generally finish with a hearty laugh, whether at themselves or their opponents cannot be told. Clothing is here eagerly sought for by the women, who are mostly naked; they are delighted to get for a fowl and twenty pounds of meal a piece of cloth about two feet long. "See," they say, holding up their babies to excite compassion, "the fire is their only clothing by night." But at first sight of the white man, they run away screaming with fear, or cautiously peep at him from behind walls and round corners, snatching up their babes, and making off when he approaches, as do the dogs, with their tails between their legs, as though they had seen a lion; they make of him a hobgoblin to frighten naughty children, just as ignorant people among us would a black man, simply because he...

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...cattle? The rivers here do not flow in deep channels, as they do more to the north, and oftentimes to the south, nor ar...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217463290

ISBN - 13:9780217463294

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