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
































































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She Was Placed On Palm-Trees Which Were Brought From A Place Lower Down The River For Ways, And The Engineer And His Assistants Were Soon Busily Engaged; About A Fortnight After They Were All Brought From Kongone, The Sections Were Screwed Together.

The blacks are more addicted to stealing where slavery exists than elsewhere.

We were annoyed by thieves who carried off the iron screw-bolts, but were gratified to find that strychnine saved us from the man-thief as well as the hyena-thief. A hyena was killed by it, and after the natives saw the dead animal and knew how we had destroyed it, they concluded that it was not safe to steal from men who possessed a medicine so powerful. The half-caste, who kept Shupanga-house, said he wished to have some to give to the Zulus, of whom he was mortally afraid, and to whom he had to pay an unwilling tribute.

The "Pioneer" made several trips to the Kongone, and returned with the last load on the 12th of June. On the 23rd the "Lady Nyassa" was safely launched, the work of putting her together having been interrupted by fever and dysentery, and many other causes which it would only weary the reader to narrate in detail. Natives from all parts of the country came to see the launch, most of them quite certain that, being made of iron, she must go to the bottom as soon as she entered the water. Earnest discussions had taken place among them with regard to the propriety of using iron for ship-building. The majority affirmed that it would never answer.

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