In the Heart of Africa
by Samuel White Baker
Condensed by E.J.W From "The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia"
and "The Albert N'yanza Great Basin of the Nile."
- CHAPTER I. The Nubian desert - The bitter well - Change of plans - An irascible dragoman - Pools of the Atbara - One secret of the Nile - At Cassala.
- CHAPTER II. Egypt's rule of the Soudan - Corn-grinding in the Soudan - Mahomet meets relatives - The parent of Egypt - El Baggar rides the camel.
- CHAPTER III. The Arabs' exodus-Reception by Abou Sinn-Arabs dressing the hair-Toilet of an Arab woman-The plague of lice-Wives among the Arabs-The Old Testament confirmed
- CHAPTER IV. On the Abyssinian border. A new school of medicine - Sacred shrines and epidemics.
- CHAPTER V. A primitive craft - Stalking the giraffes - My first giraffes - Rare sport with the finny tribe - Thieving elephants.
- CHAPTER VI. Preparations for advance - Mek Nimmur makes a foray - The Hamran elephant-hunters - In the haunts of the elephant - A desperate charge.
- CHAPTER VII. The start from Geera - Feats of horsemanship - A curious chase - Abou Do wins a race - Capturing a young buffalo - Our island camp - Tales of the Base.
- CHAPTER VIII. The elephant trumpets - Fighting an elephant with swords - The forehead-shot - Elephants in a panic - A superb old Neptune - The harpoon reaches its aim - Death of the hippopotamus - Tramped by an elephant.
- CHAPTER IX. Fright of the Tokrooris - Deserters who didn't desert - Arrival of the Sherrif brothers - Now for a tally-ho! - On the heels of the rhinoceroses - The Abyssinian rhinoceros - Every man for himself.
- CHAPTER X. A day with the howartis - A hippo's gallant fight - Abou Do leaves us - Three yards from a lion - Days of delight - A lion's furious rage - Astounding courage of a horse.
- CHAPTER XI. The bull-elephant - Daring Hamrans - The elephant helpless - Visited by a minstrel - A determined musician - The nest of the outlaws - The Atbara River
- CHAPTER XII. Abyssinian slave-girls - Khartoum - The Soudan under Egyptian rule - Slave-trade in the Soudan - The obstacles ahead.
- CHAPTER XIII. Gondokoro - A mutiny quelled - Arrival of Speke and Grant - The sources of the Nile - Arab duplicity - The boy-slave's story - Saat adopted.
- CHAPTER XIV. Startling disclosures - The last hope seems gone - The Bari chief's advice - Hoping for the best - Ho for Central Africa!
- CHAPTER XV. A start made at last - A forced march - Lightening the ship - Waiting for the caravan - Success hangs in the balance - The greatest rascal in Central Africa - Legge demands another bottle.
- CHAPTER XVI. The greeting of the slave - traders - Collapse of the mutiny - African funerals - Visit from the Latooka chief - Bokke makes a suggestion - Slaughter of the Turks - Success as a prophet - Commoro's philosophy.
- CHAPTER XVII. Disease in the camp - Forward under difficulties - Our cup of misery overflows - A rain-maker in a dilemma - Fever again - Ibrahim's quandary - Firing the prairie.
- CHAPTER XVIII. Greeting from Kamrasi's people - Suffering for the sins of others - Alone among savages - The free-masonry of Unyoro - Pottery and civilization.
- CHAPTER XIX. Kamrasi's cowardice - Interview with the king - The exchange of blood - The royal beggar's last chance - An astounded sovereign.
- CHAPTER XX. A satanic escort - Prostrated by sun-stroke - Days and nights of sorrow - The reward for all our labor.
- CHAPTER XXI. The cradle of the Nile - Arrival at Magungo - The blind leading the blind - Murchison Falls.
- CHAPTER XXII. Prisoners on the island - Left to starve - Months of helplessness - We rejoin the Turks - The real Kamrasi - In the presence of royalty.
- CHAPTER XXIII. The hour of deliverance - Triumphal entry into Gondokoro - Home-bound - The plague breaks out - Our welcome at Khartoum to civilization.