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Summary of the Book 'The Zambesi Expedition':
David N. Livingstone (born 15 March 1953) OBE MRIA FBA AcSS MAE is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queens University Belfast.
Excerpts from the Book 'The Zambesi Expedition':
... clear over, quite unbroken but, after a descent of ten or more feet, the entire mass suddenly becomes like a huge sheet of driven snow. Pieces of water ... ... Linyanti previous to our arrival, and Sekeletu, not knowing when we were coming, left them there but now at once sent a messenger ... ... ornamented with shells, and have the fringes only in front. Marauding parties of Batoka, calling themselves Makololo, have for some time had ... ... her bottom, puddling it with clay, and shoring it, and it was chiefly to please them that we again attempted to make use of her. We had long been ... ... us to forego the advantage of a fair wind for his invitation to spend the whole day drinking his beer, which was, he said, quite ready, he loaded ... ... our servants at the time. No white man on board could purchase so cheaply as these men could. Many a time had their eloquence persuaded a native trader ... ... The height opposite extends a few miles further west, and then branches off in a northerly direction. A few small pieces of coal were picked up on the ... ... grounds of Cambridge, all now buried in this wild place. How it would have torn his kindly heart to witness the sights we now were forced to see! ... ... and Alington. We never carried wine before, but this was precious as an expression of kindheartedness on the part of the donors. If one attempted ... ... no one told him to go into the water. It was his own fault that he was killed. The Makololo on the other hand rescued a woman at Senna by entering ... ... to take us straight down to Chinsamba's at Mosapo, and thus cut off an angle, which we should otherwise make, by going back to Kota-kota Bay. He ... ... haze covered all the land, and a heavy swell beat towards it. A rock was seen, and a latitude showed it to be the Choule rock. Making that a fresh starting-point, ... ... cordage, and is especially valuable for the manufacture of ropes attached to harpoons for killing the hippopotamus. The Pandanus or screw-palm, from ... ... such absurd notions are permanent, even in the entire absence of literature, invests the religious ideas of these people also with importance, as ... ... Government, and application made for a more suitable vessel. Our attention was in the mean time turned to the exploration of the river Shire, a northern ... ... disease, or to shorten life on the hills. Never before did we see so many old, grey-headed men and women leaning on their staves they came with the ... ... by good taste amid propriety. About the only interesting object in the vicinity of Tette is the coal a few miles to the north. There, in ... ... fat and bowels for a second distribution. This oration finished, the natives soon become excited, and scream wildly as they cut away at the carcass ... ... It is a sufficient cause of war if you only approach them, even by accident. Some turn out of the ranks and stand with open mandibles, or, charging ... ... The Doctor usually went unarmed before this, but never afterwards. A fine eland was shot by Dr. Kirk this afternoon, the first we have killed. ...