Stanley, a Popular Account of His Rescue of Emin Pasha, His Early Life, His Explorations in Africa, the Finding of Dr. Livingstone, the Founding of the Congo Free State

Stanley, a Popular Account of His Rescue of Emin Pasha, His Early Life, His Explorations in Africa, the Finding of Dr. Livingstone, the Founding of the Congo Free State

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...land being promised for a station at Kintamo, and Makoko, whose face was blackened with the soot of mourning, returned happy in the possession of yards upon yards of homespun for himself and beads for the four ladies representing Mrs. Makoko. The same evening a messenger arrived from the old chief with the news that Ngalyema was advancing with a large force to arrest Stanley's progress. Instructions were at once given to the men of the expedition to hide in the waggons and bushes round the camp until they heard the sound of the gong, when they were to rush forward flourishing their guns and yelling like madmen. Stanley viewed the approach of 'his blood-brother, who, at the head of 200 Bateke, armed with muskets, advanced on the camp to the sound of drums, horns, and other native instruments. Ngalyema entered the camp, and, tempted by a greedy desire for coloured cloth and blankets, followed Stanley into his tent. He had already frequently repeated his determination to prevent the settlement of the expedition at Kintamo, when his curiosity was suddenly excited by the large Chinese gong at the tent door. When told it was fetish, he was incredulous, and asked to hear the sound. He was again warned that it was fetish--" that calls up armed men." Still incredulous, he impatiently stamped on the ground, "Strike, Bula Matari! Strike! strike!" A rapid succession of blows fell on the gong, and, before the crowd had recovered from the stunning effects of the thunder-like sound, whooping and howling is heard on all sides, and a frantic, frenzied band of armed men leap from bush, gorge, and waggon. The Bateke, panic-stricken, rushed off, throwing away guns and ammunition. Ngalycma, with his two sons, got behind Stanley. "Save me, Bula Matari! D...


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Paperback | 54 pages
Dimensions
189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
Publication date
01 Mar 2012
Publisher
Rarebooksclub.com
Publication City/Country
Miami Fl, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
1130438163
ISBN13
9781130438161