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In The Heart Of Africa

By Sir Samuel W. Baker, M.A., F.R.G.S.

Condensed By E.J.W From "The Nile Tributaries Of Abyssinia" And "The Albert N'yanza Great Basin Of The Nile."

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

The Nubian desert - The bitter well - Change of plans - An irascible dragoman - Pools of the Atbara - One secret of the Nile - At Cassala

CHAPTER II.

Egypt's rule of the Soudan - Corn-grinding in the Soudan - Mahomet meets relatives - The parent of Egypt - El Baggar rides the camel

CHAPTER III.

The Arabs' exodus - Reception by Abou Sinn - Arabs dressing the hair - Toilet of an Arab woman - The plague of lice - Wives among the Arabs - The Old Testament confirmed

CHAPTER IV.

On the Abyssinian border - A new school of medicine - Sacred shrines and epidemics

CHAPTER V. A primitive craft - Stalking the giraffes - My first giraffes-Rare sport with the finny tribe - Thieving elephants

CHAPTER VI. Preparations for advance - Mek Nimmur makes a foray - The Hamran elephant-hunters - In the haunts of the elephant - A desperate charge

CHAPTER VII.

The start from Geera - Feats of horsemanship - A curious chase - Abou Do wins a race - Capturing a young buffalo - Our island camp - Tales of the Base

CHAPTER VIII.

The elephant trumpets - Fighting an elephant with swords - The forehead-shot - Elephants in a panic - A superb old Neptune - The harpoon reaches its aim - Death of the hippopotamus - Tramped by an elephant

CHAPTER IX.

Fright of the Tokrooris - Deserters who didn't desert - Arrival of the Sherrif brothers - Now for a tally-ho! - On the heels of the rhinoceroses - The Abyssinian rhinoceros - Every man for himself

CHAPTER X.

A day with the howartis - A hippo's gallant fight - Abou Do leaves us - Three yards from a lion - Days of delight - A lion's furious rage - Astounding courage of a horse

CHAPTER XI. The bull-elephant - Daring Hamrans - The elephant helpless - Visited by a minstrel - A determined musician - The nest of the outlaws - The Atbara River

CHAPTER XII.

Abyssinian slave-girls - Khartoum - The Soudan under Egyptian rule - Slave-trade in the Soudan - The obstacles ahead

CHAPTER XIII.

Gondokoro - A mutiny quelled - Arrival of Speke and Grant - The sources of the Nile-Arab duplicity - The boy-slave's story - Saat adopted

CHAPTER XIV.

Startling disclosures - The last hope seems gone - The Bari chief's advice - Hoping for the best - Ho for Central Africa!

CHAPTER XV.

A start made at last - A forced march - Lightening the ship - Waiting for the caravan - Success hangs in the balance - The greatest rascal in Central Africa - Legge demands another bottle

CHAPTER XVI. The greeting of the slave-traders - Collapse of the mutiny - African funerals-Visit from the Latooka chief - Bokke makes a suggestion - Slaughter of the Turks - Success as a prophet - Commoro's philosophy

CHAPTER XVII.

Disease in the camp - Forward under difficulties - Our cup of misery overflows - A rain-maker in a dilemma-Fever again - Ibrahim's quandary-Firing the prairie

CHAPTER XVIII.

Greeting from Kamrasi's people - Suffering from the sins of others-Alone among savages - The free-masonry of Unyoro.

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