Travels In The Interior Districts Of Africa Performed Under The Direction And Patronage Of The…

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byMungo Park

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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. 1807. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVI. The Caravan proceeds to Konkadoo, and crosses the Faleme River. -- Its Arrival at Baniserile, Kinvani^ and. Tambaciinda. --Incidents on the Road.--A matrimonial Case. -- The Caravan proceeds through many Towns and Villages, and arrives at length on the Banks of the Gambia,-- passes through Medina, the Capital of Woo/li, and finally stops at Jindey.--- The Author, accompanied by Karfa, proceeds to Pisania. -- Various Occurrences previous to his Departure from Africa-- takes his Passage in an American Ship Short Account of his Voyage to Great Britain by Way of the West Indies. O N the 7 th of May, we departed from Malacotta, and having crossed the Ba lee> " Honey river," a branch of the Senegal, we arrived in the evening at a walled town called Bintingala; where we rested two days. From thence, in one day more, we proceeded to Dindikoo, a small town situated at the bottom of a high ridge of hills, from which this district it named Konkadoo, " the country of mountains." These hills are very, productive of gold. I was shewn a . small quantity of this metal, which had been lately collected: the grains were about the usual size, but much flatter than those of Manding, and were found in white quartz, which had been broken to pieces by: hammers. At this town I met with a Negro, , whose hair and skin were of a dull white colour. He was of that sort which are called in the Spanish West Indies Albinos, or white Negroes. The skin is cadaverous and unsightly, and the Natives considered this complexion (I believe truly) as the effect of disease. May nth. At daybreak we departed from Dindikoo, and after a toilsome day's travel, arrived in the evening at Satadoo, the capital of a district of the same name. This town was formerly of considerable extent; but many...

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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. 1807. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVI. The Caravan proceeds to Konkadoo, and crosses the Faleme River. -- Its Arrival at Baniserile, Kinvani^ and. Tambaciinda...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217139604

ISBN - 13:9780217139601

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