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MAP of Africa,......................

VIGNETTE Caravan in the Desert.

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Group of Figures-Chief, Jillemen or Native Musi

cians, and Gree-gree Man or Magician,..

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Female Negro Dancer,...

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Park's Routes,....

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Tuarick on his Camel, with Male and Female Tibboo, 174

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Queen of Lattakoo, Lattakoo Warrior, and two Bosjes

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Group of African Animals-In front, in the centre, the
Rhinoceros ;-to the right, the Hippopotamus and
Orang-outang. In the centre back-ground, the Gi-
raffe;-to the left, Antelopes and Zebra,.

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DISCOVERY AND ADVENTURE

IN

AFRICA.

CHAPTER I.

General View of the Natural Features of Africa.

BEFORE following the career of adventure and discovery in Africa, and viewing its kingdoms and regions under their varied aspects, it may be interesting to take a rapid survey of this continent in its original state, as it came from the hands of Nature. Though immense, and abounding even with the most striking and surprising contrasts, yet, on a general view, a certain uniformity, approaching almost to monotony, appears to pervade it. From one end to the other, dreary wastes, of almost boundless extent, are spread over its surface, alternating with bright intervals of the most luxuriant vegetation. These arid tracts also have their borders embellished by shrubs and flowers, tinted with the most brilliant hues; while a profusion of animal life, in all its forms, distinguishes the more temperate latitudes.

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