The Far Interior; A Narrative Of Travel And Adventure From The Cape Of Good Hope Across The Zambesi…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWalter Montagu Kerr

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ..."You cannot go farther," said Karemba; "the chief is coming," an intimation which he repeated with great emphasis. Concluding that the best plan would be to sit still I did so, after sending a boy ahead to stop the party. Very soon we descried in the distance the lithe figure of a tall man, loosely robed in a large sheet half blue and half white. On he came, running and walking alternately, his MCHESA IS INDIGNANT. 155 great strides making him appear as though his very life depended upon every step. For a mighty chief, this hasty gait appeared a very undignified mode of locomotion. His anxiety, however, was sufficient to show that the old gentleman had a very great interest in what was before him. In his mind, of course, calculations were rife, and visions looming, regarding the quantity of cloth he was going to receive. I had previously sent up to his town a message to the effect that I wished to buy some assegais, but no response having been given for nearly two days, I had given up all hope. Now I felt that the chief might score one at least, for he had caught me. Xot that I had been endeavouring to evade him, but in the anxiety to get ahead I had forgotten a strong point in savage etiquette. I was sitting under a small bush trying to find a shade against the excessively hot sun, when Mchesa arrived, panting, and apparently excessively choleric. He at once squatted on the ground, his followers doing the same, all clapping their hands. A cemetery-like silence prevailed for some time. Then the old gentleman having caught his second wind, began to pour forth eloquence, speaking with so much earnest volubility, that it was not difficult to perceive that he was getting rid of a superfluity of bottled rage which had generated and accumulated...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ..."You cannot go farther," said Karemba; "the chief is coming," an intimation which he repeated with great emphas...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217349277

ISBN - 13:9780217349277

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