The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1867
Language: English
Wordcount: 147,437 / 420 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34.4
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 1,053
mnybks.net#: 741
Genres: Adventure, Travel
Excerpt

Settite--Interesting Route--Mineral Wealth of Abyssinia--Present to Mek Nimmur--The Abyssinian Minstrel--Richard Coeur de Lion--I part with my dear Maria Theresa--The Ghost of the departed Fiddler--The "Lay of the Last Minstrel"--My Introduction to Mek Nimmur--The Reception--The poisonous Stream--Unfortunate Contretemps--Nimmur behaves like a Gentleman--Pharaoh's lean Kine.

CHAPTER XVIII.

A CAMEL FALLS, AND DIES.

Arabs consume the Raw Flesh--Arrival at the Bahr Salaam--Character of the Torrents--The Junction of the Angrab--Good Sport--Four lucky Hits--A Fall over a Cliff--We save the Camel--Narrow Escape--The Hyaena enters the Tent--Hippotragus Bakerii--The Base of the Abyssinian Alps-- Delightful Country--Follow a Herd of Elephants--Aggahr takes the Lead--Fall at the Feet of Elephants--Benighted on our Return to Camp--"All's well that ends well".

Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2012.06.09
Ray Kerry
*****

My compliments to M.Muench for his excellent review of this work.

2012.03.11
M Muench
*****

The first in Baker's trillogy of his explorations of the Nile and ultimately efforts to suppress the Arab slave trade down the Nile.

In this volume Baker and his wife explore the tributaries of the Blue Nile, confirming and expanding Bruce's explorations of a century earlier.

The is a stellar adventure. Baker is the consummate British Explorer of the late 1800's, and these books are likely the inspiration for the latter day fictional adventure heroes of H.Rider Haggard, E.R. Burroughs, and others.

Baker is an incredible game hunter and marksman, a great rider, a man of steel nerves and courage. He is a wonderful real life example of the morality of nineteenth century England and its empire. He acts to protect the weak, treat those he meets with honesty and fairness and record as best he can the reality of his hardships.

This book will not be popular among those who insist on viewing the past through a modern day lens. Baker kills a lot of animals, occasionally uses the N word, regards many cultures he finds as packs of barbaric savages --so much for the liberal ideal of the noble savage. He speaks honestly of the depravity of the Arab slave trade, and harps on the necessity of the basic morals that bring civilization to \'lesser\' cultures.

If you are a reader of big game hunting books this is a must. The descriptions of elephant hunting are just phenomenal. If you are a reader of exploration books this book is a must as his suffering and trials are difficult and hard.

This book is more \'fun\' than the two that follow. The later works describe much more difficult journeys. He shoots a lot animals and stays fairly healthy.

A great read for the select readers.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker - Free eBook

Valkyrie's Vengeance

Loki's Wolves Book 0
Melissa Snark

Fans of paranormal and urban fantasy will enjoy... Read more

Cover image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker - Free eBook

Helga: Out of Hedgelands

Wood Cow Chronicles Book 1
Rick Johnson

VOLUME ONE in the WOOD COW CHRONICLES series. <... Read more

Cover image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker - Free eBook

The Titan Drowns: Time Travel Romance

New Atlantis Time Travel Romance Book 6
Nhys Glover

2013 SFR GALAXY AWARD WINNER

"Heroism and... Read more

Cover image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker - Free eBook

Mademoiselle At Arms

A Georgian Romance
Elizabeth Bailey

Set in the late Georgian era, Elizabeth Bailey’... Read more

Cover image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker - Free eBook

Chausiku

Nightmare of the Clans Book One
Pamela E. Cash

There are six secret clans across the world–Afr... Read more

Cover image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker - Free eBook

The Tales of Tim Hurtletuta - New Beginnings

Tales of Tim Hurtletuta Series, Book 1
Matthew James Wilkins

"Tim Hurtletuta has forgotten something. He can... Read more

Cover image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker - Free eBook

After the Cure

Deirdre Gould

Eight years ago the December Plague swept throu... Read more

Cover image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker - Free eBook

The Unveiling

Book One (Age of Faith 1)
Tamara Leigh

12th century England: Two men vie for the thron... Read more

Cover image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker - Free eBook

Healing Her Heart

Crystal Lake Series Book 1
Laura Scott

Dr. Gabe Allen has a rule about dating colleagues... Read more

Cover image for The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs by Samuel White Baker - Free eBook

Never A Choice

The Choices Trilogy #1
Dee Palmer

Bethany Thorne has secrets and she’s told a few... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

'Tween Snow and Fire
by Bertram Mitford
The Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas, père
Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe
Heart of Darkness
by Joseph Conrad
Adventure
by Jack London
The Call of the Wild
by Jack London
King Arthur and His Knights
by Maude L. Radford

See more popular titles from this genre.