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Travels in the Interior of Africa, vol 2

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Author: Mungo Park
Published: 1798
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,391 / 132 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.5
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 723
mnybks.net#: 5478
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, Travel
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animal, as he lay panting on the ground, with sympathetic emotion, for I could not suppress the sad apprehension that I should myself, in a short time, lie down and perish in the same manner, of fatigue and hunger. With this foreboding I left my poor horse, and with great reluctance followed my guide on foot along the bank of the river until about noon, when we reached Kea, which I found to be nothing more than a small fishing village. The dooty, a surly old man, who was sitting by the gate, received me very coolly; and when I informed him of my situation, and begged his protection, told me with great indifference that he paid very little attention to fine speeches, and that I should not enter his house. My guide remonstrated in my favour, but to no purpose, for the dooty remained inflexible in his determination. I knew not where to rest my wearied limbs, but was happily relieved by a fishing canoe belonging to Silla, which was at that moment coming down the river. The dooty waved to the fisherman to come

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