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Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2

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

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Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,838 / 257 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 528
Added to site: 2006.06.10
mnybks.net#: 13891
Genre: History
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dry stalks of the fine herb called bou rekabah, in the form of a conical English haystack, and are very snug, impervious alike to rain and sun. There are not more than one hundred and fifty of these huts and sheds, scattered over a considerable space, without any order; some are placed two or three together within a small enclosure, which serves as a court or yard, in which visitors are received and cooking is carried on. There is another little village at a stone's-throw north. The inhabitants of these two villages consist entirely of the slaves and dependants of En-Noor.

All around Tintalous, within an hour or two hours' ride, there are villages or towns of precisely the same description, more or less numerously peopled. At Seloufeeat and Tintaghoda, however, we saw more houses built of stone and mud. This may be accounted for by the fact that the inhabitants are not nearly so migratory as those of Tintalous, who often follow in a body the motions of their master, so that he is ever surrounded by an

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