Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha, Volume 1

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F. Warne, 1891 - Africa, Central
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Page 161 - Libya is infested by wild beasts ; and all beyond that is sand, dreadfully short of water and utterly desolate.) They further related "that when the young men deputed by their companions set out, well furnished with water and provisions, they passed first through the inhabited country; and having traversed this, they came to the region infested by wild beasts; and after this they crossed the desert, making their way towards the west ; and when they had traversed much sandy ground, during a journey...
Page 161 - Ixjasts; and after this they crossed the desert, making their way towards the west ; and when they had traversed much sandy ground, during a journey of many days, they at length saw some trees growing in a plain ; and that they approached and began to gather the fruit that grew on the trees ; and while they were gathering, some diminutive men, less than men of middle stature, came up...
Page 161 - ... while they were gathering, some diminutive men, less than men of middle stature, came up, and having seized them carried them away ; and that the Nasamonians did not at all understand their language, nor those who carried them off the language of the Nasamonians. However, they conducted them through vast morasses, and when they had passed these, they came to a city, in which all the inhabitants were of the same size as their conductors, and black in color : and by the city flowed a great river,...
Page 216 - MAMBETTU people, after having inflicted small wounds upon each others' arms, reciprocally suck the blood, which flows from the incision. In the Unyora country the parties dip two coffee berries into the blood, and eat them. Amongst the SA.NDEH the proceedings are not so repulsive ; the operator, armed with two sharp knives, inoculates the blood of one person into the wound of another. The exact manner in which this last operation is performed is described by Mr. Ward, who himself submitted to it.
Page 158 - Casati, the huts serving as family dwellings " are usually scattered in the forests, or over the hill?/' and seldom form a village ; but he also found a good many families living without any shelter at all on the side of a stream or in the thickets of the forest.7 If the communities 1 Dornan, ' Tati Bushmen (Masarwas) and their Language,
Page 216 - The exchange of blood is often practised amongst the blacks of AFRICA, as a token of alliance and friendship. The MAMBETTU people, after having inflicted small wounds upon each others' arms, reciprocally suck the blood, which flows from the incision. In the Unyora country the parties dip two coffee berries into the blood, and eat them. Amongst the SA.NDEH the proceedings are not so repulsive ; the operator, armed with two sharp knives, inoculates the blood of one person into...
Page 161 - Nasamonians arrived, and were asked if they could give any further information touching the deserts of Libya, they answered, that there were some daring youths amongst them, sons of powerful men ; and that they, having reached man's estate, formed many other extravagant plans, and moreover chose five of their number by lot to explore the deserts of Libya, to see if they could make any further discovery than those who had penetrated the farthest. (For as respects the parts of Libya along the Northern...
Page iii - Ten Years in Equatoria and the return with Emin Pasha, * by Major Gaetano Casati translated from the original Italian manuscript by the Hon.
Page 55 - ... friendly relations. Zambara, who might be a man of twentyfive years of age, was of regular features and dark olive complexion, middle height, well-proportioned limbs, with a small mouth and not thick lips; boasting of plaited hair...
Page 161 - Nothing, for instance, can be more definite than the statement of Herodotus about the Nasamonians after they had crossed the Libyan deserts : " They at length saw some trees growing on a plain, and having approached they began to gather the fruit that grew on the trees ; and while they were gathering it some diminutive men, less than men of middle stature, came up and seized them and carried them away...

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