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 XI.

THE START FOR THE LAKE.

Despicable Conduct of the King - Pertinacity of Kamrasi - Kamrasi's
Infamous Proposal - Resentment of - Page 9
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CHAPTER XI.

THE START FOR THE LAKE.

Despicable Conduct of the King - Pertinacity of Kamrasi - Kamrasi's Infamous Proposal - Resentment of the King's Insolence - The King's Apology - Expectation of a Fight - Kamrasi's Satanic Escort - The Rout at a Gun-shot - A disagreeable Escort - Passage of the Kafoor - Mrs. Baker receives a Sun-stroke - Dismissal of the brutal Escort - Misery and Distress - Return to Consciousness, but afflicted with Brain-fever

CHAPTER XII.

RECOVERED.

The Sugarcane indigenous - Unyoro People clean Feeders - Close to the Lake - Discovery of the Albert N'yanza - Gratitude to Providence - Denominate it "The Albert N'yanza" - Fishing Tackle - The Lake declared to be the Sea - Feast in honour of the Discovery - Survey of the Lake - Geography of the Lake - Countries bordering the Lake - The Great Basin of the Nile - Sources of the Nile - Affluents of the Albert Lake - Our whole party Fever-stricken - Yearning for Home - Arrange Canoes for Lake Voyage - Start from Vacovia - Voyage upon the Lake - Shore Encampment - Deserted by the Boatmen - No Pilot - Endeavour to civilize the Canoes - Adapt a Scotch Plaid for a Sail - Natives volunteer as Boatmen - Storm on the Lake - Nearly swamped - Land safely on Shore - Falls of the Kaiigiri River - Shoot a Crocodile - Taste of Crocodile Flesh - Discomforts of Lake Voyage - Elephants in the Lake - Inhospitable Natives - Procure Supplies - The Lake changes its character - Arrival at Magungo - Embouchure of the Somerset River - Fish and Fishing - The Baggera and Lepidosiren Annecteus - Native Fishing Arrangements - Exit of the Nile from the Lake - Nile navigable from Lake to Madi - The Victoria Nile at Magungo - Determination to settle Nile Question - Nobly seconded by Mrs. Baker - Leave Magungo - Voyage up the Victoria Nile - Stricken again with Fever - Guided by Waterplants - Numerous Crocodiles - The Murchison Falls - Hippopotamus charges the Canoe - Narrow Escape from Crocodiles - Arrival of Oxen, but not the Guide - Loss of Oxen from Fly-bite - Sickness on the March - The Island of Patooan - Information about Ibrahim - Difference in the Level - Difference in Observations - Altitudes

CHAPTER XIII.

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