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CHAPTER XIII.

CLAPPERTON'S SECOND JOURNEY, &c.

Objects of this Journey-Departure from Badagry-Death of Pearce and

lant-Barrow; Caffres; Bosjesmans--Trutter and sommerville-Dr.

Cowan and his Party-Their

Assassination-Lichtenstein-Campbell's

(the Missionary) First and Second Journeys-Burchell—Thompson-

Invasion of the Mantatees-Zoolas.....

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CHAPTER XVI.

SOCIAL CONDITION OF AFRICA.

Distinction between Native and Foreign Tribes-Natives-Agriculture

-Manufactures - Trade - Domestic Accommodations - Intellectual

Character-Superstitions-War and Slavery-Some amiable Fea-

tures-Forms of Government-Foreign Races-Mohammedan Con-

verts-European Colonization-Cape of Good Hope-Albany District

.. Sierra Leone ......

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CHAPTER XVII.

GEOLOGY OF AFRICA.

Form and Situation of Africa-Its great Natural Regions or Divisions.-

1. Geology of the Atlas or Northern Region-Age of the Atlas Moun-

tains.—2. Geology of the Sahara Region-Subterranean Villages near

Tripoli; in Spain and France-Tertiary Rocks of Benioleed-Soudan

or Black Mountains-Petrified Wood in the Desert-Horrid Conse-

quences of the Slave-trade-Human Skeletons in the Desert-Natron

and Salt Lakes-Desert of Bilma-Sultan of Fezzan and a Slave-On

what Formation does the Sand of the Desert rest?- Description of a

Trona or Natron Lake Fulgurite and native Meteoric Iron in the

Desert-Observations on the Sand of the Desert-Moving Pillars of

Sand-Sand-wind-How the prevailing Winds affect the sand of the

Desert-What is the Geognostical Age of the Sahara ?3. Geology

of the Region to the South of the Sahara, and to the North of the

Great Table-land-African Gold.-4. Geology of the Great Table-land

of Africa-Geology of the Coast from Sierra Leone to Cape Negro

Cape of Good Hope District-Distribution of its Chains of Mountains,

Plains and Valleys, or Kloofs-Descriptiou of the Karroo Plains-

CHAPTER XVIII.

NATURAL HISTORY OF THE QUADRUPEDS OF AFRICA.

Introductory Observations -- Orang-outang - Monkeys - Baboons-Le-
murs—Galagos--Bats-Shrew-mice-Cape Mole

- Tenrec - Ratel -
Outer-Jackals and Wild Dogs-Civets--Lion-Panther and Leopard
--Lynxes-Squirrels-Marmots-Sand Mole-Gerboa--Rats and Mice
- Dormice-Porcupinos---Hares and Rabbits-Cape Ant-eater-Manis

-Elephant-Rhinoceros-Ethiopian Hog-Hippopotamus- Zebra -

Quagga-Camel-Dromedary-Red Deer-Giraffe-Antelopes of vari-

ous kinds Gnu-Cape Buffalo Egyptian Goat and Sheep...... 290

ENGRAVINGS.

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MAP of Africa..

To face the Titlepage. VIGNETTE-Caravan in the Desert, Group of Figures Chief, Jillemen or Native Musicians, and Gree

gree Man or Magician Female Negro Dancer.....

77 Park's Routes ...............

82 Tuarick on his Camel, with Male and Female Tibboo

134 Denham and Clapperton's Houtes.........

137 Sultan of Bornou

142 Fishing in the River Yeou.............

145 Bornou Horseman, Kanemboo Spearman, and Munga Bowman.... 157 Timbuctoo according to Caillie

195 Ashantee Warrior and Attendant

202 Queen of Lattakoo, Lattakoo Warrior, and two Bosjesman Hotten

225 Negroes preparing the Manioc Root........

230 Negro Palaver-house ........ Group of African Animals—In front, in the centre, the Rhinoceros;

--to the right, the Hippopotamus and Orang-outang. In the centre background, the Giraffe ;-to the left, Artelopes and Zebra ...... 290

tots.......

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