The History Of Maritime And Inland Discovery (volume 3) by William Desborough CooleyThe History Of Maritime And Inland Discovery (volume 3) by William Desborough Cooley

The History Of Maritime And Inland Discovery (volume 3)

byWilliam Desborough Cooley

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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. 1838. Excerpt: ... est gloom over his mind. "He then felt himself left a second time lonely and friendless amidst the wilds of Africa." On the 17th of November, 1805, this adventurous traveller left Sansanding on his voyage down the river. His party was now reduced to four Europeans besides himself, lieutenant Martin and three soldiers, one of whom was in a state of derangement. Isaaco, his negro attendant, brought back his letters and journal to the Gambia, but no further intelligence was received of himself. From the information collected by captain Clapperton, it appears that Park and his companions descended the river from Tombuctoo to a town called Boussa. The sultan of Youri, to whom they sent presents from this place, offered to supply them with guides to conduct them through the rocks which impede the navigation of the river a little below the town; but they, instead of paying attention to this ofFer, set off at night, and the Doat soon after struck on the rocks. The people on both sides of the river began to assail them with arrows, and the two white men jumped into the water and were drowned. Some books and papers, according to the same account, remained in the boat; and one of the books was said to be still in the possession of the sultan of Youri. CHAP. XXIV. DENHAM AND CLAPPERTON's TRAVELS. Hornemann.--His Fate.--Adams visits Tombuctoo.--Doubts as to bis Journey.--Expiditlon of Captain Tuckey.--Arrival at the Congo.--The Cataract of Yellal--Appearance of the River.--Fatal Termination of the Expedition.--Journeys of Major Peddie; Captain Campbell; Mr. Ritchie.--Their unhappy Results.--Denham and Clapperton cross the Great Desert.--Lake Tshad.--Arrival at Kouka.--The Sheikh el Kanemy.--Expedition to Mamlara.--Angornou.--Death of Lieutenant Toole.--Clapperton goes...

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Title:The History Of Maritime And Inland Discovery (volume 3)Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217349528

ISBN - 13:9780217349529

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