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Page 751 - You will not find any people who believe in God and the last day, loving those who resist God and his prophet, "f (and the rest of that verse), and yet you love this Christian unbeliever?' I replied, ' Do not you, too, obey this other word of God ?
Page 179 - need of it, having been exposed to the sun during the hottest part of the day. To the master of the harbor, who had so opportunely supplied me with the large boats, I made a present of 1000 shells. Very little rain had fallen as yet in this neighborhood; and a thunder-storm
Page 630 - by Lord Clarendon, who took the greatest interest in the remarkable success which had accompanied my proceedings. Thus I closed my long and exhausting career as an African explorer, of which these volumes endeavor to incorporate the results. Having previously gained a good deal of experience of African traveling during an
Page 179 - slight hope that perhaps on a future occasion I might visit that part of the river between Timbuktu and Say. From the very beginning I entertained strong doubts whether I should be able to reach the western coast; and it seemed to me more interesting to survey the course of the Niger between the point where it
Page 36 - is the species almost exclusively cultivated in the country of Manga, sorghum not being adapted for this dry ground. The same difference was to be observed in the architecture of the native dwellings, the corn-stacks, which impart so decided a character of peace and repose to the villages of
Page 127 - —the complete nullity of Khalflu—the vigor of the young and warlike Mademe, the rebel chief of Kebbi, who, starting from his residence Argungo, distant only a couple of hours' march from that of Khalflu, was carrying the flame of destruction in every direction — the revolted province of
Page 551 - females, each with a load of from six to eight enormous calabashes on her head, journeying to the Friday market of Je'ga. • e' Salam, had made a long and successful resistance against the author of the reformatory movement of the Fulbe, and which, on account of its mercantile importance, had attracted attention in Europe a good many years ago;
Page 114 - in this quarter, and of the present condition of the empire of Sokoto. There is no doubt that, if any African tribe deserves the full attention of the learned European, it is that of the