Explorations in Africa

Explorations in Africa (Paperback)

By Lurton Dunham Ingersoll 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 1154700933
EAN: 9781154700930
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 184
Publish Date: 2010-3-25
Binding: Paperback
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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...of noble game which inhabit the forests.and plain. A travelling band of Wakonongo, bound to Ukonongo from Manyara, prayed to have our escort, which was readily granted. They were famous foresters, who knew the various fruits fit to eat; who knew the cry of the honey-bird, and could follow it to the treasure of honey which it wished to show its human friends. It is a pretty bird, not much larger than a wren, and, ' tweet-tweet, ' it immediately cries when it sees a human being. It becomes very busy all at once, hops and skips, and flies from branch to branch with-marvellous celerity. The traveller lifts up his eyes, beholds the tiny little bird, hopping about, and hears its sweet call--'tweet-tweet-tweet.' If he is a Makonongo he follows it. Away flies the bird on to another tree, springs to another branch nearer to the lagging man as if to say, 'Shall I, must I come and fetch you?' but assured by his advance, away again to another tree, coquets about, and tweets his call rapidly; sometimes more earnest and loud, as if chiding him for being so slow; then off again, until at last the treasure is found and secured. And as he is a very busy little bird, while the man secures his treasure of honey, he plumes himself, ready for another flight and to discover another treasure. Every evening the Makonongo brought us stores of beautiful red and white honey, which is only to be secured in the dry season. Over pancakes and fritters the honey is very excellent; but it is apt to disturb the stomach. I seldom rejoiced in its sweetness without suffering some indisposition afterwards. "Arriving at Marefu, we overtook an embassy from the Arabs at Unyanyembe to the Chief of the ferocious Watuta, who live a month's march southwest of this frontier village of...
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Title: Explorations in Africa
Publisher: General Books
Author: Lurton Dunham Ingersoll
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 1154700933
EAN: 9781154700930
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 184
Publish Date: 2010-3-25
Binding: Paperback

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