How I Found Livingstone: Travels and Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa

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Scribner's sons, 1891 - Africa, Central - 736 pages
 

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User Review  - WongXu - LibraryThing

The Great Dr. Livingstone was assumed dead in the African bush when Sir Henry M. Stanley went in search of him. I expect somewhere in the tall tales of his search there is some truth. Regardless of the accuracy, it was fun. Read full review

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I am satisfied with this account of the Stanley expedition to find Livingstone. There are many exciting events scattered throughout the pages. There are no illustrations on this re-printed hardback ... Read full review

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Page 412 - I would have run to him, only I was a coward in the presence of such a mob— would have embraced him, only, he being an Englishman, I did not know how he would receive me; so I did what cowardice and false pride suggested was the best thing — walked deliberately to him, took off my hat, and said: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" "Yes," said he, with a kind smile, lifting his cap slightly.
Page 428 - I defy any one to be in his society long without thoroughly fathoming him, for in him there is no guile, and what is apparent on the surface is the thing that is in him. . . . Dr. Livingstone is about sixty years old, though after he was restored to health he looked like a man who had not passed his fiftieth year. His hair has a brownish...
Page 9 - Well, I will tell you what you will do. Draw a thousand pounds now; and when you have gone through that, draw another thousand, and when that is spent, draw another thousand, and when you have finished that, draw another thousand, and so on; but, FIND LIVINGSTONE.
Page 9 - Where do you think Livingstone is ? " " I really do not know, sir." '' Do you think he is alive ?" " He may be and he may not be," I answered. " Well, I think he is alive, and that he can be found, and I am going to send you to find him.
Page 419 - you had better read your letters. I will not keep you up any longer.' 'Yes,' he answered, 'it is getting late; and I will go and read my friends
Page 415 - Prussia had humbled Denmark, and annexed Schleswig-Holstein, and her armies were now around Paris ; the " man of Destiny " was a prisoner at Wilhelmshohe ; the Queen of Fashion and the Empress of the French was a fugitive ; and the child born in the purple had lost forever the...
Page 617 - An Englishman coming! I see him!" and off he darted to meet him. An American flag, the first ever seen in these parts, at the head of a caravan, told me the nationality of the stranger. I am as cold and non-demonstrative as we islanders are usually reputed to be; but your kindness made my frame thrill. It was, indeed, overwhelming...
Page 9 - do you really think I can find Dr. Livingstone ? Do you mean me to go to Central Africa ?" " Yes ; I mean that you shall go, and find him wherever you may hear that he is, and...
Page 89 - ... out a little way, and it assumes a crimson color as the mandibles come into brisk operation. The previously shrunken belly swells out, and if left undisturbed, the fly quietly departs when it is full. A slight itching irritation follows, but not more than in the bite of a mosquito. In the ox this same bite produces no more immediate effects than in man.
Page 626 - Chikumbis, on the Lualaba. On crossing the Lualaba, I shall go direct south-west to the copper mines of Katanga. Eight days south of Katanga the natives declare the fountains to be. When I have found them I shall return by Katanga to the underground houses of Rua. From the caverns, ten days north-east will take me to Lake Komolendo. I shall be able to travel from the lake in your boat, up the river Lufira, to Lake Lincoln. Then, coming down again, I can proceed north by the Lualaba to the fourth...

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