New Travels Into the Interior Parts of Africa: By the Way of the Cape of Good Hope, in the Years 1783, 84 and 85, Volume 3

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G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796 - South Africa
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Page 167 - During their emigrations, they leave them ftanding, in order that, if any other horde of the fame nation pafs that way, they may make ufe of them. When on a journey, they have nothing to repofe on but a mat fufpended from two flicks, and placed in an inclined pofition.
Page 168 - I encamped had a coppery tafte and a naufeous fmell, which rendered it impollible for me to drink the water. My cattle, accuftomed to the bad water of the country, were fatisfied with it : but I was afraid that it might injure my people ; and I would, on that Recount, not permit them to ufe it. The Houzouanas had no milk to give me, as they poiTefTed only a few wretched cows which they had plundered.
Page 48 - I muft even confefs, that, without the afllftance of my dogs, we mould not have been able to combat, but with great hazard and danger, the one that remained. The bloody traces, which he left wherever he went, announced that he had received more than one wound ; but, reduced to defpair, he only defended himfelf with the greater obftihady.
Page 48 - ... of pebbles and ftones. • . During this time we all kept approaching, in order to furround them more clofely, and to unite againft them our forces. The multitude of enemies by which they found themiclves encfofed rendered them completely furious.
Page 396 - ... it is easy to imagine that, as the augmentation can take place only at the surface, the new buildings will necessarily cover the old ones, which must therefore be abandoned. ' Should these even, contrary to all probability, be able to subsist, it may be presumed that the depths of their situation, by preventing any circulation and renewal of the air, would render them so extremely hot as to be uninhabitable.
Page 34 - It was only under the twenty-fifth parallel," he slates, "that I found a kind of wild ass, of an isabelline or pale yellow colour. This animal is, by the Greater Namaquas, styled the White Zebra; but it is certainly a wild ass, for, instead of having a striped skin like the zebra, it is of one colour, which has a yellow tinge. No animal in all Africa, perhaps, is so suspicious and so shy as this kind of ass. It appears everywhere in large herds ; but I could never get near enough to fire at any of...
Page 165 - Accordingly, mine being the only one in the company formed after the European manner, I appeared in their eyes as a being disfigured by nature. They could not be reconciled to this difference, which they...
Page 169 - ... in this point, is even fuperior to that of the other Africans. Animals, in like cafes of diftrefs, find water alfo ; but it is only by the fmell. There muft be a current of air to convey to them the exhalation which rifes from it; and confequently they muft be to the windward. While I...
Page 248 - But thefe precautions were unneceflary; for the lions, having the remains of their ox to devour, did not. appear, though we heard them during a great part of the night. At break of day, the men of the horde were ready, armed with arrows and aflagays, and waited nothing but my orders to proceed tp the attack.

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