Reize in Taka (Opper-Nubië)

De Aarde en haar Volken, 1873

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1873
Language: Dutch
Wordcount: 21,605 / 76 pg
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 522
Added to site: 2006.09.20
mnybks.net#: 14481
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel
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out te zoeken, plotseling waren overvallen geworden door een dertigtal Barea, evenals zij zelf met lansen en schilden gewapend. De takarir, hoewel slechts zes man sterk, hadden zich dapper gehouden. Het gevecht had eenige uren geduurd: hetgeen minder vreemd zal klinken, als men bedenkt dat dergelijke ontmoetingen tusschen kleine benden, deels door de groote sterke schilden, waarvan de strijders zijn voorzien, deels door hunne merkwaardige behendigheid, bijna meer op gymnastische oefeningen dan op ernstige gevechten gelijken. Van de vijftig lanssteken brengt er misschien één eene eenigszins ernstige wonde toe. De negers hadden een man verloren; de vijf anderen waren allen meer of minder zwaar gekwetst; de Barea verloren een man, die ten prooi van de hyena's werd gelaten.

Dergelijke tragische voorvallen zijn overigens niets zeldzaams bij deze nubische herders. Tijdens mijne eerste reis, toonde men mij van ver, achter den berg Abou-Gamel, het dorp Hafara, destijds verwoest en verlat

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