Travels in South Africa

Scribner, Armstrong and Company, 1872 - 336 pages

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Page 43 - Mebalwe fired at him before I could, and the ball struck the rock on which the animal -was sitting. He bit at the spot struck, as a dog does at a stick or stone thrown at him ; then leaping away, broke through the opening circle and escaped unhurt. The men were afraid to attack him, perhaps on account of their belief in witchcraft. When the circle was re-formed, we saw two other lions in it ; but...
Page 31 - I said, feeling my hands, as if to convince him and myself, too, of my materiality ; but his alarm only increased. ' Everybody says you were murdered ; and a man told me he had seen your bones ;' and he continued to gaze at me, to the no small astonishment of...
Page 323 - ... only from the most authentic sources. An occasional volume will also be introduced in the LIBRARY, detailing the exploits of individual adventurers. The entire series will thus furnish a clear, picturesque, and practical survey of our present knowledge of lands and races as supplied by the accounts ol travellers and explorers.
Page 327 - From the Cincinnati Daily Commercial. " It is hardly fiction, — it is history in the guise of fiction, and that part of history which historians hardly write, concerning the disaster, the ruin, the sickness, the poverty, and the utter misery and suffering which war brings upon the people." WATERLOO: A Story of the Hundred Days. Being a Sequel to
Page 64 - ... produced that by speaking about it I wished him to die. After sitting with him some time, and commending him to the mercy of God, I rose to depart, when the dying chieftain, raising himself up a little from his prone position, called a servant, and said, ' Take Robert to Manku (one of his wives), and tell her to give him some milk.
Page 156 - When nine speakers had concluded their orations, Shinte stood up, and so did all the people. He had maintained true African dignity of manner all the while, but my people remarked that he scarcely ever took his eyes off me for a moment. About a thousand people were present, according to my calculation, and three hundred soldiers. The sun had now become hot ; and the scene ended by the Mambari discharging their guns.
Page 124 - I explained to him that my object was to elevate him and his people to be Christians ; but he replied he did not wish to learn to read the Book, for he was afraid 'it might change his heart, and make him content with only one wife, like Sechele.
Page 45 - Another man, whose life I had saved before, after he had been tossed by a buffalo, attempted to spear the lion while he was biting Mebalwe. He left Mebalwe and caught this man by the shoulder, but at that moment the bullets he had received took effect, and he fell down dead.
Page 161 - ... people might see the extravagance of which he was about to be guilty, he drew out from his clothing a string of beads, and the end of a conical shell, which is considered, in regions far from the sea, of as great value as the Lord Mayor's badge is in London. He hung it round my neck, and said, " There, now, you have a proof of my friendship.
Page 323 - ... finally, a condensation of one or more of the most important narratives of recent travel, accompanied with illustrations of the scenery, architecture, and life of the races, drawn only from the most authentic sources.

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