Notes of travel in South-western Africa

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byCharles John Andersson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. Departure of elephant-hunters for Ondonga--Accident to Andersson-- Departure for Ovarapo Land--Arrival at Jacongava--Omapjee-- Wild dogs and koodoo--Remarkable flowers--Huge snake killed--A gemsbok shot--Wagon stuck fast in the mud--Bushmen come to bivouac--Arrival in Ovampo Land--Escape of Andersson's people from Samuel. BUT it is high time, after this long digression, to return to my little narrative. Latterly, the elephant-hunters, my best customers, had made Ondonga, as the residence of the chief of Ovampo Land was called, their head-quarters, it being a convenient centre from whence to make excursions in quest of the beasts in question. As a further inducement, the chief was known to be exceedingly well disposed toward Europeans, and corn and vegetables could always be obtained there, which was not the case in Damaraland, where, indeed, little besides cattle was procurable from the natives. Knowing all this, and that the overland route to the Cape was unsafe, and that there was now no longer a field for the adventurous trader at Otjimbingue, I determined on' following my friends to Ondonga, for which market I, when at Cape Town, had laid in a good stock of suitable goods. But just as I was on the point of starting, news of the attack of the Hottentots upon the Europeans, as mentioned in a preceding chapELEPHANT-HUNTERS. l8l ter, reached me, and of course put an end, for the time at least, to my projected journey. It is true I was perhaps strong enough to defend myself against any attack these scoundrels might make on me; but I should have gained little, even if successful in beating them off. This unexpected delay, coupled with the trivial amount of barter to be done at Otjimbingue, left much time on my hands, in which I occasionally ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. Departure of elephant-hunters for Ondonga--Accident to Andersson-- Departure for Ovarapo Land--Arrival at Jaco...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217879616

ISBN - 13:9780217879613

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