A Popular Account Of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition To The Zambesi By David Livingston
































































 -   Thinks she has lost flesh since Dr. Livingstone was
here before, and asks for the medicine of fatness.  The Makololo - Page 250
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Thinks She Has Lost Flesh Since Dr. Livingstone Was Here Before, And Asks For "The Medicine Of Fatness." The Makololo

Consider plumpness an essential part of beauty in women, but the extreme stoutness, mentioned by Captain Speke, in the north,

Would be considered hideous here, for the men have been overheard speaking of a lady whom we call "inclined to embonpoint," as "fat unto ugliness."

Two packages from the Kuruman, containing letters and newspapers, reached Linyanti previous to our arrival, and Sekeletu, not knowing when we were coming, left them there; but now at once sent a messenger for them. This man returned on the seventh day, having travelled 240 geographical miles. One of the packages was too heavy for him, and he left it behind. As the Doctor wished to get some more medicine and papers out of the wagon left at Linyanti in 1853, he decided upon going thither himself. The chief gave him his own horse, now about twelve years old, and some men. He found everything in his wagon as safe as when he left it seven years before. The headmen, Mosale and Pekonyane, received him cordially, and lamented that they had so little to offer him. Oh! had he only arrived the year previous, when there was abundance of milk and corn and beer.

Very early the next morning the old town-crier, Ma-Pulenyane, of his own accord made a public proclamation, which, in the perfect stillness of the town long before dawn, was striking:

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