Babes in the African Woods

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1911 - Africa, British East - 247 pages
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Page 154 - I love all waste And solitary places ; where we taste The pleasure of believing what we see Is boundless, as we wish our souls to be...
Page 137 - That orbed maiden with white fire laden, Whom mortals call the moon, Glides glimmering o'er my fleece-like floor, By the midnight breezes strewn ; And wherever the beat of her unseen feet, Which only the angels hear, May have broken the woof of my tent's thin roof, The stars peep behind her and peer ; And I laugh to see them whirl and flee, Like a swarm of golden bees...
Page 182 - No one who has not tried it can have any idea of the intense scorching tropical heat of the Spanish towns of the interior during the summer months.
Page 24 - I will give it as nearly as possible in his own words.
Page 5 - I pulled up my horse, fascinated by the grim humor of the lines, the rancher appeared in the doorway and, with the hospitality characteristic of those who dwell in the earth's waste places, bade me dismount and rest. Such of his face as was not bearded had been tanned by sun and wind to the color...
Page 212 - Even on safari no one can mistake the strides that have been made in the last few years in...
Page 137 - The black man does not think for himself; he expects his Bwana to do that for him.
Page 172 - This probably saved me, for the buffalo lost sight of me for a moment, and out of the corner of his eye saw the Somali.

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