Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa: In the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824, Volume 2

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Page 453 - ... of the children of Canaan who were of the tribe of Nimrod. The cause of their establishment in the West of Africa was, as it is stated, in consequence of their being driven by Yar-rooba, son of Kahtan, out of Arabia to the Western Coast between Egypt and Abyssinia.
Page 312 - ... drawing water. I asked several times for a gourd of water, by way of excuse to enter into conversation with them. Bending gracefully on one knee, and displaying at the same time teeth of pearly whiteness, and eyes of the blackest lustre, they presented it to me on horseback, and appeared highly delighted when I thanked them for their civility ; remarking to one another, ' Did you hear the white man thank me ?' " After having passed through Kano, Captain Clapperton proceeded towards Sackatoo.
Page 363 - Abdallah," he replied, smiling, "this book tells me differently.
Page 365 - He also assured me he was able to put an effectual stop to the slave trade, and that the chart I asked for was nearly ready. At the close of this interview, the sultan kindly requested me not to be uneasy in his absence. At five in the afternoon, the sultan and gadado joined the army at the Sansan. April 11, 12, and 13. — A refreshing breeze for the last two or three days. I received a present of two large baskets of wheat, which the sultan had ordered me before his departure. I was sitting in...
Page 189 - Bornou; and so contrary to the tenets of his religion — of which he is a strict observer — would be such a system of barter, that one may easily conclude, the sheikh of Bornou would be willing to assist, with all the power he possesses, in any plan which might have for its object the putting a final stop to a commerce of this nature.
Page 340 - Quorra," (the Niger). Captain Clapperton visited Bello, the powerful sultan of the Felatahs, in 1823, at Sackatoo. Their conversation often turned on the Slave Trade, which Clapperton urged the sultan to discontinue. Bello asked the captain if the king of England would send him a consul and a physician to reside in Soudan, and merchants to trade with his people ? Clapperton said he had no doubt his wishes would be gratified, provided he would suppress the Slave Trade. The sultan replied, " I will...
Page 157 - Negro noses, and mouths of great dimensions, with good teeth, and high foreheads. They are peaceable, quiet, and civil: they salute each other with courteousness and warmth ; and there is a remarkable goodnatured heaviness about them which is interesting. They are no warriors, but revengeful; and the best of them given to commit petty larcenies, on every opportunity that offers.
Page 20 - They examined every thing, even to the pockets of my trowsers; and more inquisitive ladies I never saw in any country : they begged for every thing, and nearly all attempted to steal something; when found out, they only laughed heartily, clapped their hands together, and exclaimed, " Why, how sharp he is ! Only think ! Why, he caught us!
Page 465 - His body lies in the land of the heathen! the poisoned arrow of the unbeliever prevails! "Oh trust not to the gun and the sword! The spear of the heathen conquers! Boo Khaloom, the good and the brave, has fallen! Who shall now be safe?
Page 465 - Khalloom among men ! Where shall Fezzan now look for her protector ? Men hang their heads in sorrow, while women wring their hands, rending the air with their cries ! As a shepherd is to his flock, so was Boo Khalloom to Fezzan ! " Give him songs ! Give him music ! What words can equal his praise ! His heart was as large as the desert...

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