The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile And Explorations of the Nile Sources by Sir Samuel W. Baker









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was very ignorant, notwithstanding his advantages in the Mission, but he
possessed the first grand rudiments of all religion - Page 120
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He Was Very Ignorant, Notwithstanding His Advantages In The Mission, But He Possessed The First Grand Rudiments Of All Religion

- Honesty of purpose. Although a child of only twelve years old, he was so perfectly trustworthy that, at the period

Of our arrival at Gondokoro, he was more to be depended upon than my vakeel, and nothing could occur among my mutinous escort without the boy's knowledge: thus he reported the intended mutiny of the people when there was no other means of discovering it, and without Saat I should have had no information of their plots.

Not only was the boy trustworthy, but he had an extraordinary amount of moral in addition to physical courage. If any complaint were made, and Saat was called as a witness - far from the shyness too often evinced when the accuser is brought face to face with the accused - such was Saat's proudest moment; and, no matter who the man might be, the boy would challenge him, regardless of all consequences. We were very fond of this boy; he was thoroughly good; and in that land of iniquity, thousands of miles away from all except what was evil, there was a comfort in having some one innocent and faithful, in whom to trust.

We were to start upon the following Monday. Mahommed had paid me a visit, assuring me of his devotion, and begging me to have my baggage in marching order, as he would send me fifty porters on the Monday, and we would move off in company.

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