Trader Horn: A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Equatorial Africa

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Travelers' Tales, 2002 - Travel - 250 pages
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Down on his luck in old age, Horn recounts his wild youth as an ivory trader in central Africa, journeying into jungles, navigating treacherous rivers, freeing slaves, and meeting Cecil Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia. This is the stuff of legends.

 

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Read this amazing book! And for an even more amazing adventure, read Tim Couzens book Tramp Royal, in which he finds out - through classical detective work 100yrs after the adventures - how much of Trader Horn's tales were true. I found both books truly fascinating. Aye.

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Chapter I
1
Chapter II
12
Chapter III
18
Chapter IV
24
Chapter V
30
Chapter VI
36
Chapter VII
45
Chapter VIII
52
Chapter XV
120
Chapter XVI
129
Chapter XVII
137
Chapter XVIII
145
Chapter XIX
153
Chapter XX
166
Chapter XXI
177
Chapter XXII
189

Chapter IX
60
Chapter X
69
Chapter XI
79
Chapter XII
92
Chapter XIII
102
Chapter XIV
111
Chapter XXIII
201
Chapter XXIV
213
Chapter XXV
224
Chapter XXVI
237
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