Missionary Travels And Researches In South Africa By David Livingstone



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Chapter 6.
  Kuruman  -  Its fine Fountain  -  Vegetation of the District  - 
  Remains of ancient Forests  -  Vegetable Poison  - 
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Chapter 6. Kuruman - Its Fine Fountain - Vegetation Of The District - Remains Of Ancient Forests - Vegetable Poison - The Bible Translated By

Mr. Moffat - Capabilities of the Language - Christianity among the Natives - The Missionaries should extend their Labors more beyond the Cape

Colony - Model Christians - Disgraceful Attack of the Boers on the Bakwains - Letter from Sechele - Details of the Attack - Numbers of School-children carried away into Slavery - Destruction of House and Property at Kolobeng - The Boers vow Vengeance against me - Consequent Difficulty of getting Servants to accompany me on my Journey - Start in November, 1852 - Meet Sechele on his way to England to obtain Redress from the Queen - He is unable to proceed beyond the Cape - Meet Mr. Macabe on his Return from Lake Ngami - The hot Wind of the Desert - Electric State of the Atmosphere - Flock of Swifts - Reach Litubaruba - The Cave Lepelole - Superstitions regarding it - Impoverished State of the Bakwains - Retaliation on the Boers - Slavery - Attachment of the Bechuanas to Children - Hydrophobia unknown - Diseases of the Bakwains few in number - Yearly Epidemics - Hasty Burials - Ophthalmia - Native Doctors - Knowledge of Surgery at a very low Ebb - Little Attendance given to Women at their Confinements - The "Child Medicine" - Salubrity of the Climate well adapted for Invalids suffering from pulmonary Complaints.

Chapter 7. Departure from the Country of the Bakwains - Large black Ant - Land Tortoises - Diseases of wild Animals - Habits of old Lions - Cowardice of the Lion - Its Dread of a Snare - Major Vardon's Note - The Roar of the Lion resembles the Cry of the Ostrich - Seldom attacks full-grown Animals - Buffaloes and Lions - Mice - Serpents - Treading on one - Venomous and harmless Varieties - Fascination - Sekomi's Ideas of Honesty - Ceremony of the Sechu for Boys - The Boyale for young Women - Bamangwato Hills - The Unicorn's Pass - The Country beyond - Grain - Scarcity of Water - Honorable Conduct of English Gentlemen - Gordon Cumming's hunting Adventures - A Word of Advice for young Sportsmen - Bushwomen drawing Water - Ostrich - Silly Habit - Paces - Eggs - Food.

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