Records of Captain Clapperton's Last Expedition to Africa, Volumen2

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1830
 

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Página 268 - ... the huge branches of the fetish-tree groaning beneath their burden of human flesh and bones, and sluggishly waving in consequence of the hasty retreat of the birds of prey — the intense and almost insufferable heat of a vertical sun — the intolerable odour of the corrupt corpses — the heaps of human heads, many of them apparently staring at me from hollows which had once sparkled with living eyes...
Página 115 - As a hen watches over her chicken, so will I watch over you, my dear mother. I will repay the kindness you showed me in my infant years. When you are weary, I will fan you to sleep ; and whilst you are sleeping, I will drive away flies from you. I will attend on you when you are in pain ; and when you die I will shed rivers of sorrow over your grave. O mother ! my dear mother ! do not push me away from you ; do not sell your only daughter to be the slave of a stranger...
Página 70 - Almost choked with grief, I replied, " God forbid, my dear master: you will live many years yet.
Página 72 - I am able, all that you have desired; but I trust the Almighty will spare you, and you will yet live to see your country." " I thought I should at one time, Richard...
Página 65 - I made a couch for him outside the hut, in the shade, and placed a mat for myself by its side. For five successive days I took him in my arms...
Página 72 - He then took my hand betwixt his, and looking me full in the face, while a tear stood glistening in his eye, said, in a low but deeply affecting tone, 'My dear Richard, if you had not been with me, I should have died long ago; I can only thank you, with my latest breath, for your kindness and attachment to me, and if I could have lived to return with you, you should have been placed beyond the reach of want; but God will reward you.
Página 81 - ... journey from the sea-coast, surrounded by a selfish and cruel race of strangers, my only friend and protector mouldering in .his grave, and myself suffering dreadfully from fever. I felt, indeed, as if I stood alone in the world, and earnestly wished I had been laid by the side of my dear master : all the trying evils...
Página 75 - ... his lips, and whilst he vainly strove to give them utterance, his heart ceased to vibrate, and his eyes closed for ever! "I held the lifeless body in my arms for a short period, overwhelmed with grief; nor could I bring myself to believe that the soul which had animated it with being a few moments before had actually quitted it. I then unclasped my arms, and held the hand of my dear master in mine; but it was cold and dead, and instead of returning the warmth with which I used to press it, imparted...
Página 71 - Tripoli, that gentleman will advance what money you may require, and send you to England the first opportunity. . Do not lumber yourself with my books ; leave them behind, as well as the barometer, boxes, and sticks, and indeed every heavy article you can conveniently part with ; give them to Malam Mudey, who will take care of them.
Página 267 - ... its enormous branches literally covered with fragments of human bodies, and its majestic trunk surrounded by irregular heaps of hideous skulls, which had been suffered to accumulate for many years previously. Thousands of vultures which had been scared away by our unwelcome intrusion, were yet hovering round and over their disgusting food, and now and then pouncing fearlessly down upon a half devoured arm or leg.

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