Missionary Travels And Researches In South Africa By David Livingstone



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Chapter 4.
  Leave Kolobeng again for the Country of Sebituane  -  Reach the Zouga  - 
  The Tsetse  -  A Party of Englishmen  -  Death - Page 6
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Chapter 4. Leave Kolobeng Again For The Country Of Sebituane - Reach The Zouga - The Tsetse - A Party Of Englishmen - Death

Of Mr. Rider - Obtain Guides - Children fall sick with Fever - Relinquish the Attempt to reach Sebituane - Mr. Oswell's Elephant-hunting

- Return to Kolobeng - Make a third Start thence - Reach Nchokotsa - Salt-pans - "Links", or Springs - Bushmen - Our Guide Shobo - The Banajoa - An ugly Chief - The Tsetse - Bite fatal to domestic Animals, but harmless to wild Animals and Man - Operation of the Poison - Losses caused by it - The Makololo - Our Meeting with Sebituane - Sketch of his Career - His Courage and Conquests - Manoeuvres of the Batoka - He outwits them - His Wars with the Matebele - Predictions of a native Prophet - Successes of the Makololo - Renewed Attacks of the Matebele - The Island of Loyelo - Defeat of the Matebele - Sebituane's Policy - His Kindness to Strangers and to the Poor - His sudden Illness and Death - Succeeded by his Daughter - Her Friendliness to us - Discovery, in June, 1851, of the Zambesi flowing in the Centre of the Continent - Its Size - The Mambari - The Slave-trade - Determine to send Family to England - Return to the Cape in April, 1852 - Safe Transit through the Caffre Country during Hostilities - Need of a "Special Correspondent" - Kindness of the London Missionary Society - Assistance afforded by the Astronomer Royal at the Cape.

Chapter 5. Start in June, 1852, on the last and longest Journey from Cape Town - Companions - Wagon-traveling - Physical Divisions of Africa - The Eastern, Central, and Western Zones - The Kalahari Desert - Its Vegetation - Increasing Value of the Interior for Colonization - Our Route - Dutch Boers - Their Habits - Sterile Appearance of the District - Failure of Grass - Succeeded by other Plants - Vines - Animals - The Boers as Farmers - Migration of Springbucks - Wariness of Animals - The Orange River - Territory of the Griquas and Bechuanas - The Griquas - The Chief Waterboer - His wise and energetic Government - His Fidelity - Ill-considered Measures of the Colonial Government in regard to Supplies of Gunpowder - Success of the Missionaries among the Griquas and Bechuanas - Manifest Improvement of the native Character - Dress of the Natives - A full-dress Costume - A Native's Description of the Natives - Articles of Commerce in the Country of the Bechuanas - Their Unwillingness to learn, and Readiness to criticise.

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