From the Niger to the Nile, Volume 1

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E. Arnold, 1907 - 50 pagine

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Pagina 36 - The town is fortified with an entrenchment, salient angles, and redoubts, which inclose about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in width.
Pagina 94 - ... or laterite, which for about 50 feet mounts by huge steps or terraces straight as the walls of a house. In the first terrace a series of deep narrow wells have been dug ; these completely encircle the peaks at a distance of 10 yards or so from one another. From the top of the peak a most wonderful sight presents itself. One looks down on to the plateau and sees clusters of hamlets, each surrounded by a little wall of matting. Among them, and particularly along the edge of the KEBBI KEUHI GRANARIES.
Pagina 59 - ... hills which bear their name, and the Montoil in curious groups of hamlets scattered round the foot of Mount Madong. The Yergum dwell in the extreme east, some at the foot, and some high up on the range. The two latter tribes live, as a general rule, in sets of hamlets, each surrounded by a stockade. Most hamlets contain one family with its different branches. The early state of their civilization is shown by the fact that they have not yet evolved as far as the village stage ; each hamlet is...
Pagina 27 - ... (Plate XLVIL, figs. 4 and 5) the head-dress and collar of felted hair, and (fig. 11) the circular head ornament which is shown in position in Figs. 198 and 199. The Dinka method of cupping is shown in Fig. 200, and is thus described by a witness of the operation : " The skin was wetted and the ends of five cowhorns with holes bored in their ends were applied. The doctor then sucked the ends and plugged the holes quickly with some cotton which he had in his mouth. Then, after a short while, when...
Pagina 267 - Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em; little fleas have smaller fleas, and so on ad infinitum.
Pagina 203 - ... becomes more exciting, great yells of approval now and again going up from the sea of black heads. The women whom the wrestlers are fighting for cheer them on by a continuous clapping of hands. Before wrestling, hands are shaken and umpires appointed. In every move the wrestling is...
Pagina 219 - Tweedledum and Tweedledee Agreed to have a battle ; For Tweedledum said Tweedledee Had spoiled his nice new rattle. Just then flew down a monstrous crow, As black as a tar barrel Which frightened both the heroes so. They quite forgot their quarrel" " I know what you're thinking- about," said Tweedledum:
Pagina 207 - The construction of double trenches revealed a degree of ingenuity unexpected in the natives, and leads one to believe that there must have been some ex-soldiers of our own or of the French forces in the service of the Sultan.
Pagina 246 - It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce the death of Mr Edward Lamp, a member of the F 6 Expedition.
Pagina 302 - ... 4 feet, probably to be accounted for by the lake having received its full complement of water from the Yo river. With the exception of a few island stretches of reed with no firm ground, there is good open water about 20 miles in width at its broadest part, and nowhere does the depth exceed 4 feet. The shore here is quite open, with rough grass frequented by kob, gazelle, and large herds of hartebeest. It has an average width of 1^ mile, and beyond that there are thick woods of mimosa. There...

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