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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 358 pages of information about The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868.


    [Dr. Livingstone, though no artist, had acquired a practice of
    making rude sketches of scenes and objects, which have furnished
    material for the Engravers in the Illustrations for this book.]

Full-page Illustrations.

1.  Portrait of Dr. Livingstone. (From a Photograph by Annan) 2.  SLAVERS revenging their losses 3.  Slaves abandoned 4.  Chitapangwa receiving Dr. Livingstone 5.  The village on lake Liemba—­Tanganyika 6.  The arrival of Hameesbride 7.  Discovery of lake Bangweolo

Smaller Illustrations.

     1.  Dr. Livingstone’s house, Zanzibar
     2.  Dhow used for transport of Dr. Livingstone’s camels
     3.  A Thorn-climber
     4.  Tomahawk and axe
     5.  Carved door, Zanzibar
     6.  Tattoo of Matambwe
     7.  Imitation of basket-work in pottery
     8.  Digging-stick weighted with round stone
     9.  Manganja and Machinga women
    10.  TATOO on women
    11.  Carved stool made of A single wooden block
    12.  Women’s teeth hollowed out
    13.  Mode of forging hoes
    14.  Mallet for separating fibres of bark
    15.  The chief Chitapangwa
    16.  Chitapangwa’s wives
    17.  Filed teeth of queen MOAeH
    18.  A forest grave



Arrival at Zanzibar.  Hearty reception by Said Majid, the Sultan.  Murder of Baron van der Decken.  The slave-market.  Preparations for starting to the interior.  Embarkation in H.M.S. Penguin and dhow.  Rovuma Bay impracticable.  Disembarks at Mikindany.  Joy at travelling once more.  Trouble with sepoys.  Camels attacked by tsetse fly, and by sepoys.  Jungle sappers.  Meets old enemies.  The Makonde.  Lake Nangandi.  Gum-copal diggings.

Zanzibar, 28th January, 1866.—­After a passage of twenty-three days from Bombay we arrived at this island in the Thule, which was one of Captain Sherard Osborne’s late Chinese fleet, and now a present from the Bombay Government to the Sultan of Zanzibar.  I was honoured with the commission to make the formal presentation, and this was intended by H.E. the Governor-in-Council to show in how much estimation I was held, and thereby induce the Sultan to forward my enterprise.  The letter to his Highness was a commendatory epistle in my favour, for which consideration on the part of Sir Bartle Frere I feel deeply grateful.  It runs as follows:—­

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