Travels from the Cape of Good-Hope: Into the Interior Parts of Africa, Including Many Interesting Anecdotes, Հատոր 1

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Էջ v - Hindon, a Peer of the United Kingdom, a Member of her Britannic Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, her Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs...
Էջ 73 - I was not miftaken ; a number of my people now drew near, but the greater part had entirely difappeared. The animal was baited more than an hour, we firing into the thicket more than forty random...
Էջ 70 - Chough in danger of his life. By the agitation of his appearance, and the fear which was marked on his countenance, I judged the poor lad gave himfelf up for...
Էջ 426 - ... fastenings to supply this useless luxury ! Unhappily, they were the only pair I possessed. I made her comprehend that the buckles were absolutely necessary to me, from which moment she never named them. I found her name difficult to pronounce, disagreeable to the ear, and inapplicable to my ideas ; I therefore renamed her Narina, which in the Hottentot language signifies a flower, desiring her to retain this name for my sake.
Էջ 339 - My heart' continues he, * was wounded by this afflidting detail ; a thoufand projects bewildered my head. I could not be above fifty leagues from the unfortunate fpot. Various means occurred to fuccour the unhappy fufferers, whofe fituation was fo truly deplorable.
Էջ 70 - After an hours fruitlefs fearch we found the half devoured carcafs of the fheep, this aflured us the animal was not far off, and could not efcape. Some few moments after our dogs, who till that time had been beating confufedly about, preffed together, and rufhed within...
Էջ 69 - Thus every thing ready prepared for the aflaulr, we feparated until morning. I then went to bed, but could not clofe my eyes from impatience ; at break of day I gained the plain with my efcort (Smit, and fome of his friends) we were in all eighteen, about the fame number of dogs. Smit informed us the tyger had that night robbed him of a fheep.
Էջ 72 - ... of the pack, was always at their head, he alone advancing a little into the thicket. It is true, he knew me, and was animated by my voice. The hideous...
Էջ 74 - I immediately dropped to catch up my gun, which I carried at the bow of my faddle ; this precaution was ufelefs, the animal did not appear, nor could I fee him after firing my carbine. Though I was fure I had hit him, it would have been been imprudent to have rufhed immediately into the thicket.
Էջ 75 - No fooner had he entered than he called to me that the tiger was extended, without motion, and he believed him dead ; but to be...

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