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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.
Livingstone’s share—­He uses his influence for Dr. Kirk—­Delivers a lecture at Mansfield—­Proposal made to him by Sir R. Murchison to return to Africa—­Letter from Sir Roderick—­His reply—­He will not cease to be a missionary—­Letter to Mr. James Young—­Overtures from Foreign Office—­Livingstone displeased—­At dinner of Royal Academy—­His speech not reported—­President Lincoln’s assassination—­Examination by Committee of House of Commons—­His opinion on the capacity of the negro—­He goes down to Scotland—­Tom Brown’s School Days—­His mother very ill—­She rallies—­He goes to Oxford—­Hears of his mother’s death—­Returns—­He attends examination of Oswell’s school—­His speech—­Goes to London, preparing to leave—­Parts from Mr. and Mrs. Webb—­Stays with Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton—­Last days in England.

CHAPTER XVIII.

FROM ENGLAND TO BOMBAY AND ZANZIBAR.

A.D. 1865-1866.

Object of new journey—­Double scheme—­He goes to Paris with Agnes—­Baron Hausmann—­Anecdote at Marseilles—­He reaches Bombay—­Letter to Agnes—­Reminiscences of Dr. Livingstone at Bombay by Rev. D.C.  Boyd—­by Alex.  Brown, Esq.—­Livingstone’s dress—­He visits the caves of Kenhari—­Rumors of murder of Baron van der Decken—­He delivers a lecture at Bombay—­Great success—­He sells the “Lady Nyassa”—­Letter to Mr. James Young—­Letter to Anna Mary—­Hears that Dr. Kirk has got an appointment—­Sets out for Zanzibar in “Thule”—­Letter to Mr. James Young—­His experience at sea—­Letter to Agnes—­He reaches Zanzibar—­Calls on Sultan—­Presents the “Thule” to him from Bombay Government—­Monotony of Zanzibar life—­Leaves in “Penguin” for the continent.

CHAPTER XIX.

FROM ZANZIBAR TO UJIJI.

A.D. 1866-1869.

Dr. Livingstone goes to mouth of Rovuma—­His prayer—­His company—­His herd of animals—­Loss of his buffaloes—­Good spirits when setting put—­Difficulties at Rovuma—­Bad conduct of Johanna men—­Dismissal of his Sepoys—­Fresh horrors of slave-trade—­Uninhabited tract—­He reaches Lake Nyassa—­Letter to his son Thomas—­Disappointed hopes—­His double aim, to teach natives and rouse horror of slave-trade—­Tenor of religious addresses—­Wikatami remains behind—­Livingstone finds no altogether satisfactory station for commerce and missions—­Question of the watershed—­Was it worth the trouble?—­Overruled for good to Africa—­Opinion of Sir Bartle Frere—­At Marenga’s—­The Johanna men leave in a body—­Circulate rumor of his murder—­Sir Roderick disbelieves it—­Mr. E.D.  Young sent out with Search Expedition—­Finds proof against rumor—­Livingstone half-starved—­Loss of his goats—­Review of 1866—­Reflections on Divine Providence—­Letter to Thomas—­His dog drowned—­Loss of his medicine-chest—­He feels sentence of death passed on him—­First sight of Lake Tanganyika—­Detained at Chitimba’s—­Discovery of Lake Moero—­Occupations during detention

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