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Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 1

Under the Orders and at the Expense of Her Majesty's Government

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Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,171 / 259 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.7
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 467
Added to site: 2006.06.10
mnybks.net#: 13893
Genre: War
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being so weak that he could scarcely raise the cup, he said to Moknee: 'Tergamento Ufa,'--'Your office as dragoman is finished;' and repeated several times, with a broken voice, 'Forza mafishe, forza mafishe le-koul,'--'I have no strength, I have no strength, I tell you,' at the same time laying Mahommed's hand on his shoulder. Feeling death approaching, he got up in a sitting posture, being supported by Mahommed, and soon expired, after three times deep breathing. He was entirely worn out, and died quietly, about two after midnight, Tuesday, 4th March (Jumed-el-awel), without the least struggle. His servant then called into the tent the other people and the Kashalla, or officer of the Sheikh, who had come along with them from Zinder, in order to be witness, and while wrapping the body of the deceased in three shirts which they had cut up, ordered the people of the village to dig a grave for him. They then shut up whatever of the luggage of Mr. Richardson was not locked up, and prepared ever

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