The expedition had now performed its functions. I saw that old father Nile without any doubt rises in the Victoria Nyanza, and as I had foretold, that lake is the great source of the holy river which cradled the first expounder of our religious belief.
I was afterwards sorry for this, though, if I ever travel again, I shall trust to none but natives, as the climate of Africa is too trying to foreigners.
The lion is, however, rarely heard - much more seldom seen.
My first occupation was to map the country.
Twins are usually hailed with delight, because they swell the power of the family, though in some instances they are put to death.
The equatorial line is, in fact, the centre of atmospheric motion.
So is the savage buffalo, especially delighting in dark places, where he can wallow in the mud and slake his thirst without much trouble; and here also we find the wild pig.
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