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
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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.

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