The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: A Story of Work and Exploration

The Congo and the Founding of Its Free State: A Story of Work and Exploration

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by Henry Morton Stanley
     
 

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.… See more details below

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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ISBN-13:
2940024318850
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers Publishers
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AN EMBARRASSING FAREWELL. 39 CHAPTER XXVII. FROM THE BLACK RIVER TO STANLEY POOL AND BACK TO EQUATOR STATION. An embarrassing farewellChili pepper and tearsSuccess of a hypocritical stratagemSounds of warPeace-makingBurying the war The Lukanga riverMantumha Lake The Watwa dwarfs Rescue of a shipwrecked crewThe Abbe GuyotThe lion and his preyLeopoldville flourishingTroubles at Bwa-bwa Njali'sA homicidal officerLieutenant Janssen and the Abbe Guyot drowned Troubles at KimpokoTroubles at BoloboThe station burnt We are fired uponWarA Krupp gun sent forWeak effects of musketryPeace restoredSettling the indemnityDisplaying the power of the Krupp" I and my people will depart from Bolobo for ever!"The river of BnngaLukolelaA magnificent forest The superstition oi lukaExcellent condition of Equator Station My ideal achieved. The love which the people of Inganda bore us was so excessive, that we became conscious on leaving Equator Station that we were in a difficulty. How could we tell them that the dank forest bight, with its edging of reeds and stagnant spaces around Inganda, was hurtful to the health of Europeans, and that we were compelled, on account of sanitary and political considerations, to remove from their village to "Vangata? This would be a delicate task ! When Msenne'our guide from Mswatawas in1883. formed that, although it was absolutely necessary for Juue 21. .,i . T T'ti us to move, still, we experienced a dislike to wound the susceptibilities of the luganda people, he, after a thoughtful pause, said that we had better leave the matter in his hands, and we should have no further trouble. As he was so conBdeut, and as cheery as a lawyer who has a good case, and as he knew thenatives better than we did, we ngreed to l...

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