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In darkest Africa Volume 1: or, The quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria


In darkest Africa Volume 1: or, The quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria

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    Henry Morton Stanley (Author)
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: ...eastward under the guidance of Boryo, and a young Manyuema volunteer, as we had yet a few days to wait for the arrival of several convalescents who, wearied of the cruelties practised at Ipoto on them, preferred death on the road to the horrible servitude of the Manvuenia slaves. On the 19th Uledi, the coxswain of the Advance with his boat's crew, arrived, reporting that there were fifteen convalescents on the way. By night they were in the camp. On the 21st the reconnoitering part' under Lieutenant Stairs returned, Boryo still accompanying them: nothing new about the grass land had been obtained, but they reported a tolerably good path leading steadily east ward, which was as comforting news as we could expect. On the 23rd, the last day of our stay at Ibwiri, there was a muster and reorganization:--No. 1 company, Jephson.... 80 men. No. 2 „: Stairs.... 76 „: Soudanese....... 5 „: Cooks 3 „: Boys 6 „: Europeans.... 4 „: Manyuema guide 1 „: 175 „: IMPROVED CONDITION OF THE MEN. 275 Inclusive of Captain Nelson and Dr. Parke there were 18«:7. twenty-eight at Ipoto: we had left to recuperate at Nov.2: Ugarrowwa's fifty-six. Some from Nelson's starvation lbwiri camp under Umari, the headman, probably ten, might return: so that we reckoned the number of the advance column to be 268 still living out of 389 men who had departed from Yambuya 139 days previously, and put down our loss at 111. We were greatly mistaken, however, for by this date many of the sick at Ugarrowwa's had died, and the condition of the sick at Ipoto was deplorable. Since our arrival at Ibwiri the majority of our followers had gained weight of body at the rate of a pound per day. Some were positively huge in girth: their eyes had become lustrous, and ...
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