Whatever Cause Modified The Sheikh's Resolution And His
Anxiety To Depart, Hamed's Horn Signal For The March Was Not
Heard That Night, And On The Morrow He Had Not Gone.
Early in the morning I commenced on my quinine doses; at 6 A.M.
I took a second dose; before noon I had taken four more -
altogether, fifty measured grains-the effect of which was
manifest in the copious perspiration which drenched flannels,
linen, and blankets.
After noon I arose, devoutly thankful
that the disease which had clung to me for the last fourteen
days had at last succumbed to quinine.
On this day the lofty tent, and the American flag which ever flew
from the centre pole, attracted the Sultan of Mizanza towards it,
and was the cause of a visit with which he honoured me. As he was
notorious among the Arabs for having assisted Manwa Sera in his war
against Sheikh Sny bin Amer, high eulogies upon whom have been
written by Burton, and subsequently by Speke, and as he was the
second most powerful chief in Ugogo, of course he was quite a
curiosity to me. As the tent-door was uplifted that he might
enter, the ancient gentleman was so struck with astonishment at
the lofty apex, and internal arrangements, that the greasy Barsati
cloth which formed his sole and only protection against the chills
of night and the heat of noon, in a fit of abstraction was
permitted to fall down to his feet, exposing to the Musungu's
unhallowed gaze the sad and aged wreck of what must once have been
a towering form.
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