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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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e pursued his way.A country once very populous was nearly deserted on account of con-tinuous raids by slave hunters. A hippopotamus was shot, and, at the end of three days, it floated.As the boat was towing it, immense numbers of crocodiles followed, andit was necessary to fire at them to keep them off. It is said that thecrocodile never eats fresh meat; indeed, the more putrid it becomes, thebetter he enjoys his repast, as he can thus tear the carcass more easily.The corpse of a boy was seen floating by. Several crocodiles dashed atit, fighting for their prey, and in a few seconds it disappeared. Sixty-seven of the repulsive reptiles were seen on one bank. The natives eatthe animal, but few who had witnessed the horrible food on which theybanquet would willingly feed on their flesh. Their former companion, Mr. Thornton, here rejoined them. Hearingthat the remaining members of the bishops party were in want at Chi-bisa, he volunteered to carry over a supply of goats and sheep to them.
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(215) 216 WONDERS OF THE TROPICS. Overcome by the fatigues of the journey, he was attacked by fever, whichterminated fatally in April, 1863. The whole of the once pleasant Shire valley was now a scene of wide-spread desolation. Fearful famine had devastated it, and the sights whichmet their eye in every direction were heart-rending. The ground wasliterally covered with human bones. Many had ended their career underthe shade of trees, others under projecting crags of the hills, whileothers lay in their huts with closed doors, which, when opened, disclosedthe mouldering corpse with a few rags round the loins, the skull fallen off the pillow; the little skeleton of a child that had perished first, was rolledup in a mat between two large skeletons. Transporting the Boat Overland. Hoping that the Lady Nyassa might be the means of affordingrelief to sufferers across the lake, they hurried on with their work. Shewas unscrewed at a spot about five hundred yards below the first cataract,and th
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