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









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THE TURKS ATTACK KAYALA.

The Pleasant Robber killed - Division of the Spoil - Discord among the
Natives - The Life of Women - Page 8
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THE TURKS ATTACK KAYALA.

The "Pleasant Robber" killed - Division of the Spoil - Discord among the Natives - The Life of Women spared in War

- Scarcity of Salt, among the Latookas - Another Cause of Alarm - The Turks murder a Native - Country disturbed - Good Sport - Two Thieves - Ibrahimawa's Reminiscences of England - Party recalled to Obbo - White Ants - Destructiveness of Birds - Cattle Stealers at Night - A Thief shot - My Wife ill with Fever - March to Obbo - Great Puff Adder - Poison-fangs of Snakes - Violent Storm - Arrive again at Obbo - Hostility caused by the Turks - The M.D. attends us - Death of "Mouse" - Marauding Expedition - Saat becomes scientific - Saat and Gaddum Her - Will England suppress the Slave Trade? - Filthy Customs of the Natives - The Egyptian Scarabaeus - Bacheeta, the Unyoro Slave - Intelligence of the Lake - Its probable Commercial Advantages - Commerce with the Interior - Obbo the Clothing Frontier - Death of my last Camel - Excellent Species of Gourd - A Morning Call in Obbo - Katchiba's Musical Accomplishments - Loss of remaining Donkey - Deceived by the Turks - Fever - Symptoms - Dismal Prospect, "Coming Events," &c.

CHAPTER X.

LIFE AT OBBO.

Physician in General - Influence gained over the People - Katchiba is applied to for Rain - "Are you a Rainmaker?" - Katchiba takes Counsel's Opinion - Successful Case - Night-watch for Elephants - Elephant killed - Dimensions of the Elephant - Wild Boars - Start for the South - Mrs. Baker thrown from her Ox - The Asua River - Stalking Mehedehet Antelope - A Prairie Fire - Tracking an Antelope - Turks' Standard-bearer killed - Arrival at Shooa - The Neighbourhood of Shooa - Fruitfulness of Shooa - Cultivation and Granaries - Absconding of Obbo Porters - "Wheels within Wheels" - Difficulty in starting South - Departure from Shooa - Fatiko Levee - Boundless Prairies - Fire the Prairies - Deceit of the Guide - Arrive at the Victoria Nile - Arrive at Rionga's Country - Start for Karuma - The Karuma Falls - Welcome by Kamrasi's People - Passage of the River forbidden - To await Reply of Kamrasi - The Natives' Dread of Kamrasi - They hold a Conference - Resolve to cross the River alone - The Ferry of Atada - Reception by Keedja - I lull the Suspicions of the Natives - Appellations of Speke and Grant - Freemasonry of Unyoro - Native Curiosity - The Bark Cloth of Unyoro - Comparative Civilization of Unyoros - Native Pottery - The Bottle Gourds used as Models - "Great Men never in a Hurry to pay Visits" - Pronounced to be Speke's Brother - The Escort cross the River - Neatness of the Natives in packing - Native Manufactures - March parallel with the Victoria Nile - Severe Illness of Mrs. Baker - March to the Capital - Kamrasi suspects Treachery - Arrive at last at the Capital - Imprisoned on the Marsh - Expectation of an Attack - Kamrasi makes a State Visit - Conversation with the King - His Reception of my Presents - Another Interview with Kamrasi - Exchange Blood and become Friends - Avarice of the King - Permitted to leave our Fever-bed - Ibrahim and Party return North - Sulkiness of Bacheeta - Attempt to barter for Speke's Rifle - Rapacity of the Chiefs.

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