The Story of Emin's Rescue as Told in Stanley's Letters

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 108 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... arrest you and carry you off whether you will or no;' to which he replied, 'Well, I shall do nothing to prevent you doing that.' It seems to me that if we are to save him, we must save him from himself. "Before closing my report I must bear witness to the fact that in my frequent conversations with all sorts and conditions of the Pasha's people I heard, with hardly any exceptions, only praise of his justice and generosity to his people; but I have heard it suggested that he did not hold his people with a sufficiently firm hand." I now am bound, by the length of this letter, necessities of travel, and so forth, to halt. Our stay at Kafurro is ended, and we must march to-morrow. A new page of this interesting period in our expedition will be found in my next letter. 1 Meantime you have the satisfaction to know that Emin Pasha, after all, is close to our camp at the lake shore; that carriers have been sent to him to bring up his luggage and assist his people. Yours faithfully, Henry M. Stanley. William Mackinnon, Esq., Chairman of the E. P. R. Committee. LETTEE IX. The Difficulty With Emin.--Treachery Of The Egyptians.--Muster Of The Fugitives. The March To The East Coast.--Stanley's Illness.--New Geographical DiscovEries. Camp at Kizinga, Uzinja, August 17,1889. To the Chairman of the Emin Pasha Relief Committee. Sir, --On the 17th of February Emin Pasha and a following of about sixty-five people, inclusive of Selim Bey, or Colonel Selim, and seven other officers, who were a deputation sent by the officers of the Equatorial Province, arrived at my camp on the plateau near Kavalli's village. The Pasha was in mufti, but the deputation were in uniform, and made quite a sensation in the country; three of them were Egyptians, but the others were...

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Stanley was a U.S. traveler born in Wales educated in the poorhouse, and adopted by a New Orleans merchant who gave him his name. He fought in the Confederate army and after the war became a newspaper correspondent. He was commissioned by the New York Herald to go in search of David Livingstone in 1871. Stanley based one of his most popular books, Through the Dark Continent (1878), on a series of diaries in which he recorded the progress of his expedition of 1874--77. He presented the day-to-day account of his journeys undertaken to discover the sources of the Nile and Congo rivers, his circumnavigation of Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika, and his dangerous trip down the Congo River to Boma.

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