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Title: Wonders of the tropics; or, Explorations and adventures of Henry M. Stanley and other world-renowned travelers, including Livingstone, Baker, Cameron, Speke, Emin Pasha, Du Chaillu, Andersson, etc., etc. ..
Year: 1889 (1880s)
Authors: Northrop, Henry Davenport, 1836-1909
Subjects: Stanley, Henry M. (Henry Morton), 1841-1904
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. Chicago, Ill. [etc.] National Publishing Company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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d he gave each ofliis men a musket. He had also purchased a horse for Sekeletu. Hisfriends of the■Philomeliitted him outalso with a newtent, and, on the20th of Septem-ber, 1854, heand his partyleft Loan da, es-corted by Mr.Gabriel, who,f r o m his un-wearied atten-tions and liber-ality to his men,had become en-deared to alltheir hearts. Passing round by the sea, he ascended the River Bengo to Icollo-i-Bengo, once the residence of a native king. While Mr. Gabriel returnedto Loanda, Dr. Livingstone and his party proceeded to Golcongo Alto,where he left some of his men to rest, while he took an excursion toKasenge, celebrated for its coffee plantations. On his return he foundseveral of them suffering from fever, while one of them had gone out ofhis mind, but in short time recovered. He had thus an opportunity of watching the workings of slavery.The moment their master was ill, the slaves ate up everything on whichthey could lay their hands, till the doctor himself could scarcely obtain
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SINGULAR MODE OF DRESSING THE HAIR. 130 WONDERS OF THE TROPICS. even bread and butter. Here Sekeletus horse was seized with inflamma-tion, and the poor animal afterwards died on its journey. On the 28thof February they reached the banks of the Quango, where they wereagain received by Cypriano. The colored population of Angola are sunk in the grossest superstition^They fancy themselves completely in the power of spirits, and are con-stantly deprecating their wrath. A chief, named Gando, had lately beenaccused of witchcraft, and, being killed by the ordeal, his body wasthrown into the river. Heavy payment was demanded by the ferrymen for crossing in theirwretched canoes; but the cattle and donkeys had to swim across.Avoiding their friend with the comical head-dress, they made theirway to the camp of some Ambakistas, or half-caste Portuguese, whohad gone across to trade in wax. They are famed for their love oflearning, and are keen traders, and, writing a peculiarly fine hand,are general
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