Missionary Travels And Researches In South Africa By David Livingstone



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for, if they had waited till the water actually invaded
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This Must Have Been The Result Of Experience; For, If They Had Waited Till The Water Actually Invaded Their Terrestrial Habitations, They Would Not Have Been Able To Procure Materials For Their Aerial Quarters, Unless They Dived Down To The Bottom For Every Mouthful Of Clay.

Some of these upper chambers are about the size of a bean, and others as large as a man's

Thumb. They must have built in anticipation, and if so, let us humbly hope that the sufferers by the late inundations in France may be possessed of as much common sense as the little black ants of the Dilolo plains.

Chapter 18.

The Watershed between the northern and southern Rivers - A deep Valley - Rustic Bridge - Fountains on the Slopes of the Valleys - Village of Kabinje - Good Effects of the Belief in the Power of Charms - Demand for Gunpowder and English Calico - The Kasai - Vexatious Trick - Want of Food - No Game - Katende's unreasonable Demand - A grave Offense - Toll-bridge Keeper - Greedy Guides - Flooded Valleys - Swim the Nyuana Loke - Prompt Kindness of my Men - Makololo Remarks on the rich uncultivated Valleys - Difference in the Color of Africans - Reach a Village of the Chiboque - The Head Man's impudent Message - Surrounds our Encampment with his Warriors - The Pretense - Their Demand - Prospect of a Fight - Way in which it was averted - Change our Path - Summer - Fever - Beehives and the Honey-guide - Instinct of Trees - Climbers - The Ox Sinbad - Absence of Thorns in the Forests - Plant peculiar to a forsaken Garden - Bad Guides - Insubordination suppressed - Beset by Enemies - A Robber Party - More Troubles - Detained by Ionga Panza - His Village - Annoyed by Bangala Traders - My Men discouraged - Their Determination and Precaution.

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