The Life and Explorations of David Livingstone, L. L. D.

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21 ページ - Growling horribly close to my ear, he shook me as a terrier dog does a rat. The shock produced a stupor, similar to that which seems to be felt by a mouse after the first shake of the cat. It caused a sort of dreaminess, in which there was no sense of pain or feeling of terror, though quite conscious of all that was happening.
21 ページ - Another man, whose life I had saved before, after he had been tossed by a buffalo, attempted to spear the lion while he was biting Mebalwe. He left Mebalwe and caught this man by the shoulder, but at that moment the bullets he had received took effect, and he fell down dead.
10 ページ - Catholics ; they were made Protestants by the laird coming round with a man having a yellow staff, which would seem to have attracted more attention than his teaching, for the new religion went long afterwards, perhaps it does so still, by the name of " the religion of the yellow stick.
196 ページ - For why ? because the good old rule Sufficeth them, — the simple plan, That they should take, who have the power, And they should keep, who can.
21 ページ - Creator for lessening the pain of death. Turning round to relieve myself of the weight, as he had one paw on the back of my head, I saw his eyes directed to Mebalwe, who was trying to shoot him at a distance of ten or fifteen yards.
366 ページ - I saw myself lying dead in the way to Ujiji, and all the letters I expected there useless. When I think of my children and friends, the lines ring through my head perpetually : " I shall look into your faces, And listen to what you say, And be often very near you When you think I'm far away.
378 ページ - All I can add in my solitude is, may Heaven's rich blessing come down on every one— American, English, or Turk — who will help to heal this open sore of the world.
30 ページ - I left behind. The Boers resolved to shut up the interior, and I determined to open the country; and we shall see who have been most successful in resolution — they or I.
365 ページ - Some of the words I had to inquire about ; for instance, the meaning of the words " to haunt and kill by spirit power ;" then it was, "Oh, you sent me off to Manga (sea-coast), but the yoke is off when I die, and back I shall come to haunt and to kill you.
41 ページ - After sitting with him some time, and commending him to the mercy of God, I rose to depart, when the dying chieftain, raising himself up a little from his prone position, called a servant, and said, " Take Robert to Maunku (one of his wives), and tell her to give him some milk.