John Hanning Speke

The Nature of the Country - The Order of March - The Beginning of our Taxation - Sultan Lion's Claw, and Sultan Monkey's Tail - The Kingani - Jealousies and Difficulties in the Camp - The Murderer of M. Maizan.

The Ceremonies of the New Moon - Kamrasi's Rule and Discipline - An Embassy from Uganda, and its Results - The Rebellious Brothers- - An African Sorcerer and his Incantations - The Kamraviona of Unyoro - Burial Customs - Ethiopian Legends - Complicated Diplomacy for our Detention - Proposal to send Princes to England - We get away.

Nature of the Country - Resumption of the March - A Hunt - Bombay and Baraka - The Slave-Hunters - The Ivory-Merchants - Collection of Natural-History Specimens - A Frightened Village - Tracking a Mule.

Sail down the Kafu - The Navigable Nile - Fishing and Sporting Population - The Scenery on the River - An Inhospitable Governor - Karuma Falls - Native Superstitions - Thieveries - Hospitable Reception at Koki by Chongi.

The Lie of the Country - Rhinoceros-Stalking - Scuffle of Villagers over a Carcass - Chief "Short-Legs" and His Successors - Buffalo- Shooting - Getting Lost - A Troublesome Sultan - Desertions from the Camp - Getting Plundered - Wilderness March - Diplomatic Relations with the Local Powers - Manua Sera's Story - Christmas - The Relief from Kaze

Junction of the Two Hemispheres - The First Contact with Persons Acquainted with European Habits - Interruptions and Plots - The Mysterious Mahamed - Native Revelries - The Plundering and Tyranny of the Turks - The Rascalities of the Ivory Trade - Feeling for the Nile - Taken to see a Mark left by a European - Buffalo, Eland, and Rhinoceros Stalking - Meet Baker - Petherick's Arrival at Gondokoro.

The Country and People of U-n-ya-muezi - Kaze, the Capital - Old Musa - The Naked Wakidi - The N'yanza, and the Question of the River Running in or out - The Contest between Mohinna and "Short- legs" - Famine - The Arabs and Local Wars - The Sultana of Unyambewa - Ungurue "The Pig" - Pillage.

My journey down to Alexandria was not without adventure, and carried me through scenes which, in other circumstances, it might have been worth while to describe. Thinking, however, that I have already sufficiently trespassed on the patience of the reader, I am unwilling to overload my volume with any matter that does not directly relate to the solution of the great problem which I went to solve.

The Politics of Uzinza - The Wahuma - "The Pig's" Trick - First Taste of Usui Taxation - Pillaged by Mfumbi - Pillaged by Makaka - Pillaged by Lumeresi - Grant Stripped by M'Yonga - Stripped Again by Ruhe - Terrors and Defections in the Camp - Driven back to Kaze with new Tribulations and Impediments.

[FN#1] The equator was crossed on the 8th February 1862.

[FN#2] The Wahuma are treated of in Chapter IX.

[FN#3] The list of my fauna collection will be found in an early Number of the "Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London."

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