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

 -   They cannot of course be so much shocked as
we should be - their sensibilities are far from fine, their feelings - Page 450
A Popular Account Of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition To The Zambesi By David Livingston - Page 450 of 505 - First - Home

Enter page number    Previous Next

Number of Words to Display Per Page: 250 500 1000

Save Money On Flights

They Cannot Of Course Be So Much Shocked As We Should Be - Their Sensibilities Are Far From Fine, Their Feelings Are More Obtuse Than Ours - In Fact, "The Live Eels Are Used To Being Skinned," Perhaps They Rather Like It.

We who are not philosophic, blessed the Providence which at Thermopylae in ancient days rolled back the tide of

Eastern conquest from the West, and so guided the course of events that light and liberty and gospel truth spread to our distant isle, and emancipating our race freed them from the fear of ever again having to climb fatiguing heights and descend wearisome hollows in a slave-gang, as we suppose they did when the fair English youths were exposed for sale at Rome.

Looking westwards we perceived that, what from below had the appearance of mountains, was only the edge of a table-land which, though at first undulating, soon became smooth, and sloped towards the centre of the country. To the south a prominent mountain called Chipata, and to the south-west another named Ngalla, by which the Bua is said to rise, gave character to the landscape. In the north, masses of hills prevented our seeing more than eight or ten miles.

The air which was so exhilarating to Europeans had an opposite effect on five men who had been born and reared in the malaria of the Delta of the Zambesi. No sooner did they reach the edge of the plateau at Ndonda, than they lay down prostrate, and complained of pains all over them.

Enter page number   Previous Next
Page 450 of 505
Words from 121366 to 121624 of 136856

Previous 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 Next

More links: First 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
 110 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200
 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 280 290 300
 310 320 330 340 350 360 370 380 390 400
 410 420 430 440 450 460 470 480 490 500

Display Words Per Page: 250 500 1000

Africa (29)
Asia (27)
Europe (59)
North America (58)
Oceania (24)
South America (8)

List of Travel Books RSS Feeds

Africa Travel Books RSS Feed

Asia Travel Books RSS Feed

Europe Travel Books RSS Feed

North America Travel Books RSS Feed

Oceania Travel Books RSS Feed

South America Travel Books RSS Feed

Copyright © 2005 - 2012 Travel Guides