How I Found Livingstone: Travels, Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa

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Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle, 1872 - Africa, Central - 736 pages
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Stanley's account of his travels in Africa searching for Livingstone is a?riveting story of hardship and triumph. Stanley survived disease and encounters with?dangerous wildlife,?eventually finding Livingstone, who had been presumed dead, in Ujiji, on the banks of Lake Tanganyika.?Stanley's expedition was sponsored by the New York Herald and?made him instantly?famous, especially?for delivering the?line, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Livingstone supposedly responded, "Yes. I feel thankful that I am here to welcome you."?Stanley went on to become an African explorer in his own right, especially in?the Congo, which he claimed on behalf of the Belgium King Leopold II.

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User Review  - WongXu - LibraryThing

The Great Dr. Livingstone was assumed dead in the African bush when Sir Henry M. Stanley went in search of him. I expect somewhere in the tall tales of his search there is some truth. Regardless of the accuracy, it was fun. Read full review

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I am satisfied with this account of the Stanley expedition to find Livingstone. There are many exciting events scattered throughout the pages. There are no illustrations on this re-printed hardback ... Read full review

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Page 408 - YES," said he, with a kind smile, lifting his cap slightly. I replace my hat on my head, and he puts on his cap, and we both grasp hands, and then I say aloud : " I thank God, Doctor, I have been permitted to see you.
Page xvi - Well, I will tell you what you will do. Draw a thousand pounds now ; and when you have gone through that, draw another thousand, and when that is spent, draw another thousand, and when you have finished that, draw another thousand, and so on ; but, FIND LIVINGSTONE.
Page 411 - Yes, that was the way it began ; but whatever the doctor informed me, and that which I communicated to him, I cannot exactly report, for I found myself gazing at him, conning the wonderful man, at whose side I now sat in Central Africa. Every hair of his head and beard, every wrinkle of his face, the wanness of his features, and the slightly wearied look he wore, were all imparting intelligence to me — the knowledge I craved for so much ever since I heard the words, ' Take what you want, but find...
Page 408 - Africa has suggested, namely, a straw mat, with a goatskin over it, and another skin nailed against the wall to protect his back from contact with the cold mud. I protest against taking this seat, which so much more befits him than me, but the Doctor will not yield : I must take it. We are seated — the Doctor and I — with our backs to the wall. The Arabs take seats on our left.
Page 404 - Before we had gone a hundred yards our repeated volleys had the effect desired. We had awakened Ujiji to the knowledge that a caravan was coming, and the people were witnessed rushing up in hundreds to meet us. The mere sight of the flags informed every one immediately that we were a caravan, but the American flag borne aloft by gigantic Asmani, whose face was one vast smile on this day, rather staggered them at first.
Page 411 - More than a thousand natives are in our front, filling the whole square densely, indulging their curiosity, and discussing the fact of two white men meeting at Ujiji — one just come from Manyuema, in the west, the other from Unyanyembe, in the east. Conversation began. What about? I declare I have forgotten. Oh! we mutually asked questions of one another, such as : 'How did you come here?' and 'Where have you been all this long time? — the world has believed you to be dead.
Page 735 - Oct. 2oth says :—" If we judge his descriptions by the vivid impressions they leave, we feel inclined to give them very high praise.
Page 611 - American flag, the first ever seen in these parts, at the head of a caravan, told me the nationality of the stranger. I am as cold and non-demonstrative as we islanders are usually reputed to be ; but your kindness made my frame thrill. It was, indeed, overwhelming, and I said in my soul, " Let the richest blessings descend from the Highest on you and yours !
Page 712 - Sir, I am directed by Earl Granville to acknowledge the receipt of a packet containing letters and despatches from Dr. Livingstone, which you were good enough to deliver to her Majesty's ambassador at Paris for transmission to this department; and I am to convey to you his Lordship's thanks for taking charge of these interesting documents. I am, Sir, Your most obedient humble servant, ENFIELD. Henry M. Stanley, Esq., 'New York Herald Bureau,' 46, Fleet Street, London, London, August 2.

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