Missionary Travels And Researches In South Africa By David Livingstone



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Dr. Hooker, Of Kew, Has Had The Kindness To Name And Classify For Me, As Far As Possible, Some Of

The new botanical specimens which I brought over; Dr. Andrew Smith (himself an African traveler) has aided me in the

Zoology; and Captain Need has laid open for my use his portfolio of African sketches, for all which acts of liberality my thanks are deservedly due, as well as to my brother, who has rendered me willing aid as an amanuensis.

Although I can not profess to be a draughtsman, I brought home with me a few rough diagram-sketches, from one of which the view of the Falls of the Zambesi has been prepared by a more experienced artist.

October, 1857.

Contents.

Introduction. Personal Sketch - Highland Ancestors - Family Traditions - Grandfather removes to the Lowlands - Parents - Early Labors and Efforts - Evening School - Love of Reading - Religious Impressions - Medical Education - Youthful Travels - Geology - Mental Discipline - Study in Glasgow - London Missionary Society - Native Village - Medical Diploma - Theological Studies - Departure for Africa - No Claim to Literary Accomplishments.

Chapter 1. The Bakwain Country - Study of the Language - Native Ideas regarding Comets - Mabotsa Station - A Lion Encounter - Virus of the Teeth of Lions - Names of the Bechuana Tribes - Sechele - His Ancestors - Obtains the Chieftainship - His Marriage and Government - The Kotla - First public Religious Services - Sechele's Questions - He Learns to Read - Novel mode for Converting his Tribe - Surprise at their Indifference - Polygamy - Baptism of Sechele - Opposition of the Natives - Purchase Land at Chonuane - Relations with the People - Their Intelligence - Prolonged Drought - Consequent Trials - Rain-medicine - God's Word blamed - Native Reasoning - Rain-maker - Dispute between Rain Doctor and Medical Doctor - The Hunting Hopo - Salt or animal Food a necessary of Life - Duties of a Missionary.

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