In The Heart Of Africa By Sir Samuel W. Baker 
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Kamrasi's cowardice - Interview with the king - The exchange of blood - 
The rod beggar's last chance - An astounded sovereign

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Kamrasi's Cowardice - Interview With The King - The Exchange Of Blood - The Rod Beggar's Last Chance - An Astounded Sovereign

CHAPTER XX.

A satanic escort - Prostrated by sun-stroke - Days and nights of sorrow - The reward for all our labor

CHAPTER XXI.

The cradle of the Nile - Arrival at Magungo - The blind leading the blind - Murchison Falls

CHAPTER XXII.

Prisoners on the island - Left to starve - Months of helpless- ness - We rejoin the Turks - The real Kamrasi - In the presence of royalty

CHAPTER XXIII.

The hour of deliverance - Triumphal entry into Gondokoro - Homeward bound - The plague breaks out - Our welcome at Khartoum - Return to civilization

IN THE HEART OF AFRICA.

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.

In March, 1861, I commenced an expedition to discover the sources of the Nile, with the hope of meeting the East African expedition of Captains Speke and Grant, that had been sent by the English Government from the South via Zanzibar, for the same object. I had not the presumption to publish my intention, as the sources of the Nile had hitherto defied all explorers, but I had inwardly determined to accomplish this difficult task or to die in the attempt. From my youth I had been inured to hardships and endurance in wild sports in tropical climates, and when I gazed upon the map of Africa I had a wild hope, mingled with humility, that, even as the insignificant worm bores through the hardest oak, I might by perseverance reach the heart of Africa.

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