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









 -  In that
remote wilderness in Central Equatorial Africa are the Sources of the
Nile.



CONTENTS.


INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I.

THE EXPEDITION - Page 4
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In That Remote Wilderness In Central Equatorial Africa Are The Sources Of The Nile.

CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I.

THE EXPEDITION.

Programme - Start from Cairo - Arrive at Berber - Plan of Exploration - The River Atbara - Abyssinian Affluents - Character of Rivers - Causes of Nile Inundations - Violence of the Rains - Arrival at Khartoum - Description of Khartoum - Egyptian Authorities - Taxes - The Soudan - Slave-Trade of the Soudan - Slave-Trade of the White Nile - System of Operations - Inhuman Proceedings - Negro Allies - Revelations of Slave-Trade - Distant Slave Markets - Prospects of the Expedition - Difficulties at the Outset - Opposition of the Egyptian Authorities - Preparations for Sailing - Johann Schmidt - Demand for Poll-Tax - Collision before starting - Amiable Boy! - The Departure - The Boy Osman - Banks of White Nile - Change in Disposition of Men - Character of the River - Misery of Scene - River Vegetation - Ambatch Wood - Johann's Sickness - Uses of Fish-skin - Johann Dying - Johann's Death - New Year - Shillook Villages - The Sobat River - Its Character - Bahr Giraffe - Bahr el Gazal - Observations - Corporal Richarn - Character of Bahr el Gazal - Peculiarity of River Sobat - Tediousness of Voyage - Bull Buffalo - Sali Achmet killed - His Burial - Ferocity of the Buffalo - "The Clumsy" on the Styx - Current of White Nile - First View of Natives - Joctian and his Wife - Charming Husband - Natron - Catch a Hippopotamus - "Perhaps it was his Uncle" - Real Turtle is Mock Hippopotamus - Richarn reduced to the Ranks - Arrival at the Zareeba - Fish Spearing - The Kytch Tribe - White Ant Towers - Starvation in the Kytch Country - Destitution of the Natives - The Bull of the Herd - Men and Beasts in a bad Temper - Aboukooka - Austrian Mission Station - Sale of the Mission-House - Melancholy Fate of Baron Harnier - The Aliab Tribes - Tulmuli of Ashes - The Shir Tribe - The Lotus Harvest - Arrival at Gondokoro - Discharge Cargo

CHAPTER II.

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