With Wolseley To Kumasi; A Tale Of The First Ashanti War

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byFrederick Sadleir Brereton

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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.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV A Chase and a Fight "in a little while the sun will be down," said Mr. Pepson, as he sprawled on the deck of the steam launch that evening. "Then it will be dark in half an hour or less, and we shall have to think of setting a watch. Meinheer will take the first one. From seven to nine, Meinheer. Dick will follow from that hour till midnight, and I shall take the watch from the first moment of the new day till the light comes. That will be about three o'clock. Now let us get our supper." All day they had been steaming without adventure and without interruption up the broad sweep of the river Pra, seeing nothing to alarm them, and meeting with no difficulties. So far they had had plenty of water beneath their keels, and an ample space through which to steer. But there were signs that the river was narrowing, while all felt as if the forest was hemming them in. "Zis is noding do whad we shall have soon," the Dutchman said, with a wave of his arm. "Zis forest--I have been for some miles into him before, mine friends--sdredches for a long, long way. Id is tick, too. See how ze drees shood up close togeder. And watch below. Ze creepers are everywhere. Id would dake a day do cud a new road a mile long. Yes. Id is dense. Bud we shall have no drouble. Ze river dakes us do ze mine." "For which I am only too thankful," added Mr. Pepson. "Our journey should occupy but three days, or at the most four. If we had to march through the forest we should have to take an army of Fanti labourers to cut a road. And then think of the fever." "And of the machinery, too," exclaimed Dick. "Yes, that is another point," agreed Mr. Pepson. "This country has been noted for its gold for many years. The Ashantis have carried on a trade since they became a nation, and there is ...

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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.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV A Chase and a Fight "in a little while the sun will be down," said Mr. Pepson, as he sprawled on the deck of the stea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217908012

ISBN - 13:9780217908016

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