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William Garden Blaikie
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 546 pages of information about The Personal Life of David Livingstone.

CHAPTER VI.

Kolobeng continued—­lakeNgami.

A.D. 1849-1852.

Koboleng failing through drought—­Sebituane’s country and the Lake ’Ngami—­Livingstone sets out with Messrs. Oswell and Murray—­Rivers Zouga and Tamanak’le—­Old ideas of the interior revolutionized—­Enthusiasm of Livingstone—­Discovers Lake ’Ngami—­Obliged to return—­Prize from Royal Geographical Society—­Second expedition to the lake, with wife and children—­Children attacked by fever—­Again obliged to return—­Conviction as to healthier spot beyond—­Idea of finding passage to sea either west or east—­Birth and death of a child—­Family visits Kuruman—­Third expedition, again with family—­He hopes to find a new locality—­Perils of the journey—­He reaches Sebituane—­The Chief’s illness and death—­Distress of Livingstone—­Mr. Oswell and he go on to Linyanti—­Discovery of the Upper Zambesi—­No locality found for settlement—­More extended journey necessary—­He returns—­Birth of Oswell Livingstone—­Crisis in Livingstone’s life—­His guiding principles—­New plans—­The Makololo begin to practice slave-trade—­New thoughts about commerce—­Letters to Directors—­The Bakwains—­Pros and cons of his new plan—­His unabated missionary zeal—­He goes with his family to the Cape—­His literary activity.

CHAPTER VII.

From the Cape to Linyanti.

A.D. 1852-1853.

Unfavorable feeling at Cape Town—­Departure of Mrs. Livingstone and children—­Livingstone’s detention and difficulties—­Letter to his wife—­to Agnes—­Occupations at Cape Town—­The Astronomer-Royal—­Livingstone leaves the Cape and reaches Kuruman—­Destruction of Kolobeng by the Boers—­Letters to his wife and Rev. J. Moore—­His resolution to open up Africa or perish—­Arrival at Linyanti—­Unhealthiness of the country—­Thoughts on setting out for coast—­Sekeletu’s kindness—­Livingstone’s missionary activity—­Death of Mpepe, and of his father—­Meeting with Ma-mochisane—­Barotse country—­Determines to go to Loanda—­Heathenism unadulterated—­Taste for the beautiful—­Letter to his children—­to his father—­Last Sunday at Linyanti—­Prospect of his failing.

CHAPTER VIII.

From Linyanti to loanda.

A.D. 1853-1854.

Difficulties and hardships of journey—­His traveling kit—­Four books—­His Journal—­Mode of traveling—­Beauty of country—­Repulsiveness of the people—­Their religious belief—­The negro—­Preaching—­The magic-lantern—­Loneliness of feeling—­Slave-trade—­Management of the natives—­Danger from Chiboque—­from another chief—­Livingstone ill of fever—­At the Quango—­Attachment of followers—­“The good time coming”—­Portuguese settlements—­Great kindness of the Portuguese—­Arrives at Loanda—­Received by Mr. Gabriel—­His great friendship—­No letters—­News through Mr. Gabriel—­Livingstone becomes acquainted with naval officers—­Resolves to go back to Linyanti and make for East Coast—­Letter to his wife—­Correspondence with Mr. Maclear—­Accuracy of his observations—­Sir John Herschel—­Geographical Society award their gold medal—­Remarks of Lord Ellesmere.

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