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









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CHAPTER V.

LEAVE ELLYRIA.

We leave Ellyria - Brutality towards the Women - Order of March - 
Bellaal - Drainage towards the Sobat - Game - Page 6
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CHAPTER V.

LEAVE ELLYRIA.

We leave Ellyria - Brutality towards the Women - Order of March - Bellaal - Drainage towards the Sobat - Game at Wakkala - Delightful Scenery - Latooka Thieves - Stalking Antelopes - Chase after Waterbuck - Good Service of Rifle - The Turks' Salute - Treacherous Welcome - Mahommed Her - Quarrelling among the Traders - The Latooka Mutiny - Settle the Ringleader - Stop the Mutiny - I pursue a Fugitive, and interpose on his behalf - Held in some Estimation - Desertion of Men - The Natives of Latooka - Their probable Origin - Tribes hard to distinguish - Tarrangolle - Native Architecture - Exhumation of the Dead - Coiffure of Natives - Hair Helmets of Latooka - Fighting Bracelets - The Latooka Women - The Chief's Introduction - "Moy" and his Ladies - Bokke proposes to improve Mrs. Baker - Bokke and Daughter - Extraction of the front Teeth - The Value of Wives - Cows of more value than Women - Destruction of Mahommed Her's People - Death of my Deserters - My Prophecy realized - Apprehensive of an Attack - The Turks insult the Women - Ill Conduct of the Turks - Well done, Bokke! - Results of the Turks' Misconduct - Interview with Commoro - Awkward Position - The Latooka War Signal - Preparations for Defence - We await the Attack - Parley - Too "wide awake" - Camp at Tarrangolle - Scarcity in view of Plenty - Wild Duck Shooting - The Crested Crane, &c. - Adda's Proposal - Obtuseness of Natives - Degraded State of Natives.

CHAPTER VI.

THE FUNERAL DANCE.

A Funeral Dance - Bari Interpreters - Commoro, the Lion - Conversation with Commoro - "Where will the Spirit live?" - "Good and bad all die" - Failure of the religious Argument - Further Conversation - The Camel poisoned - Habits of the Camel - Camel's peculiar Constitution - The Hygeen, or riding Dromedary - Loss of Camel a Misfortune - Dirty Donkeys

CHAPTER VII.

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