To The Gold Coast For Gold (volume 2); A Personal Narrative

Paperback | January 11, 2012

bySir Richard Francis Burton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. To Prince's River And Back. On February 15 we proceeded down coast to inspect the mining-lands of Prince's Eiver valley, east of Axim; and this time it was resolved to travel by surf-boat, ignoring that lazy rogue the hammock-man. Yet even here difficulties arose. Mast and sail were to be borrowed, and paddles were to be hired at the rate of a shilling a day each. They are the life of the fishing Aximites ; yet they have not the energy to make them, and must buy those made in Elmina. The eastern coast, like that of Apollonia, is a succession of points and bays, of cool-looking emerald jungle and of 'Afric's golden sands' reeking with unkindly heat. Passing the long black tongue of Prepre, or Inkubun, and the red projection, Ponta Terceira, we sighted the important Ajamera village, so called from a tree whose young leaves show a tender pinkish-red. On the Awazan Boppo Hill, about two miles /rorn the trial-shaft of his concession, Dr. Eoss VOL. n. N found a native 'Long Tom.' It was a hollowed palmtrunk rotten with age, closed at one end and open at the other, with a slant downwards; two forks supported it over a water-filled hollow, measuring ten feet each way by three deep. Ajamera lies a little west of the peninsula, Africanice Madrekanah, a jutting mass of naked granite glazed red by sea-water: on either side of the sandy neck, pinned down, like Pirate's Bay, by cocoa-nuts, there is the safest landing-place. And now we sight our port, distant some nine miles from Axim. In front rises Prince's Hill, clad in undergrowth with a topping tuft of tall figs. At its eastern base lies the townlet, showing more whitewash than usual; and, nearer still, the narrow mouth of the fiery little Yenna, Prince's or St. John's Eiver. The view is backed by the tall an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. To Prince's River And Back. On February 15 we proceeded down coast to inspect the mining-lands of Prince's Eiver valley,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217645615

ISBN - 13:9780217645614

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