From the caverns, ten days north-east will take
me to Lake Kamolondo. I shall be able to travel from the lake, in
your boat, up the River Lufira, to Lake Lincoln. Then, coming down
again, I can proceed north, by the Lualaba, to the fourth lake -
which, I think, will explain the whole problem; and I will probably
find that it is either Chowambe (Baker's lake), or Piaggia's lake.
"And how long do you think this little journey will take you?"
"A year and a half, at the furthest, from the day I leave
"Suppose you say two years; contingencies might arise, you know.
It will be well for me to hire these new men for two years; the
day of their engagement to begin from their arrival at Unyanyembe."
"Yes, that will do excellently well."
"Now, my dear Doctor, the best friends must part. You have come
far enough; let me beg of you to turn back."
"Well, I will say this to you: you have done what few men could
do - far better than some great travellers I know. And I am grateful
to you for what you have done for me.