"Well. You have heard of the `New York Herald?'"
"Oh - who has not heard of that newspaper?"
"Without his father's knowledge or consent, Mr. James Gordon Bennett,
son of Mr. James Gordon Bennett, the proprietor of the `Herald,' has
commissioned me to find you - to get whatever news of your discoveries
you like to give - and to assist you, if I can, with means."
"Young Mr. Bennett told you to come after me, to find me out,
and help me! It is no wonder, then, you praised Mr. Bennett so
much last night."
"I know him - I am proud to say - to be just what I say he is.
He is an ardent, generous, and true man."
"Well, indeed! I am very much obliged to him; and it makes me
feel proud to think that you Americans think so much of me. You
have just come in the proper time; for I was beginning to think
that I should have to beg from the Arabs. Even they are in want
of cloth, and there are but few beads in Ujiji. That fellow Sherif
has robbed me of all. I wish I could embody my thanks to Mr. Bennett
in suitable words; but if I fail to do so, do not, I beg of you,
believe me the less grateful."
"And now, Doctor, having disposed of this little affair, Ferajji
shall bring breakfast; if you have no objection."
"You have given me an appetite," he said.