Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa
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Title: Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central
AfricaAuthor: Mungo Park
Release Date: July, 2005 [EBook #8564] [Yes, we
are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This
file was first posted on July 23, 2003] [Date last
updated: December 5, 2005]
Edition: 10
Language: English
*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK TRAVELS IN CENTRAL AFRICA ***
Produced by Carlo Traverso, Beginners Projects,
Beth Trapaga, Tonya Allen, Steen Christensen,
Thomas Berger, and the Online Distributed
Proofreading Team.TRAVELS IN AFRICA.
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[Illustration: Mungo Park]
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LIFE AND TRAVELS OF MUNGO PARK
With a full narrative of
Subsequent Adventure in Central Africa.
[Illustration: The Lion quietly suffered us to pass,
though we were fairly within his reach.]
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CONTENTS.
INTRODUCTION.
Knowledge of the Ancients concerning Africa.
Herodotus. Strabo. The Arabs. Early discoveries of
the Portuguese and English. Ledyard. Lucas.
Houghton. Park's birth and parentage. His
education. Serves his apprenticeship as a surgeon.
Sails for Bencoolen. African association engagePark's services. His preparations and departure.
CHAPTER I.
Park's motives for undertaking the voyage—his
instructions and departure—arrives at Jillifree, on
the Gambia River—proceeds to Vintain. Some
account of the Feloops. Proceeds up the river for
Jonkakonda—arrives at Dr. Laidley's. Some
account of Pisania, and the British factory
established at that place. The Author's employment
during his stay at Pisania—his sickness and
recovery—the country described—prepares to set
out for the interior.
CHAPTER II.
Description of the Feloops, the Jaloffs, the
Foulahs, and Mandingoes. Some account of the
trade between the nations of Europe and the
natives of Africa by the way of the Gambia, and
between the native inhabitants of the coast and the
nations of the interior countries—their mode of
selling and buying, &c.
CHAPTER III.
The Author sets out from Pisania—his attendants
—reaches Jindy. Story related by a Mandingo
Negro. Proceeds to Medina, the capital of Woolli.
Interview with the King. Saphies or charms.Proceeds to Kolor. Description of Mumbo Jumbo—
arrives at Koojar—wrestling match—crosses the
wilderness, and arrives at Tallika, in the Kingdom
of Bondou.
CHAPTER IV.
Some account of the inhabitants of Tallika. The
Author proceeds for Fatteconda—incidents on the
road. Crosses the Neriko, arrives at Koorkarany—
reaches the River Faleme—Fishery on that river—
proceeds along its banks to Naye or Nayemow—
crosses the Falemé, and arrives at Fatteconda.
Has an interview with Almami, the Sovereign of
Bondou. Description of the King's dwelling—has a
second interview with the King, who begs the
Author's Coat. Author visits the King's wives—is
permitted to depart on friendly terms. Journey by
night—arrives at Joag. Some account of Bondou
and its inhabitants, the Foulahs.
CHAPTER V.
Account of Kajaaga. Serawoollies—their manners
and language. Account of Joag. The Author is ill
treated, and robbed of half of his effects, by order
of Batcheri, the king. Charity of a female slave.—
The Author is visited by Demba Sego, nephew of
the King of Kasson, who offers to conduct him in
safety to that kingdom. Offer accepted. The Author
and his protector, with a numerous retinue, set out
and reach Samee, on the banks of the Senegal.Proceed to Kayee, and, crossing the Senegal,
arrive in the kingdom of Kasson.
CHAPTER VI.
Arrival at Teesee. Interview with Tiggity Sego, the
king's brother. The Author's detention at Teesee.
Some account of that place and its inhabitants.
Incidents which occurred there. Rapacious conduct
of Tiggity Sego toward the Author on his departure.
Sets out for Kooniakary, the capital of the kingdom.
Incidents on the road, and arrival at Kooniakary.
CHAPTER VII.
The Author admitted to an audience of the King of
Kasson, whom he finds well disposed towards him.
Incidents during the Author's stay at Kooniakary.
Departs thence for Kemmoo, the capital of Kaarta.
Is received with great kindness by the King of
Kaarta, who dissuades him from prosecuting his
journey, on account of approaching hostilities with
the King of Bambarra. The Author determines,
notwithstanding, to proceed: and the usual route
being obstructed, takes the path to Ludamar, a
Moorish kingdom. Is accommodated by the king
with a guide to Jarra, the frontier town of the
Moorish territories; and sets out for that place,
accompanied by three of the king's sons, and 200
horsemen.CHAPTER VIII.
Journey from Kemmoo to Funingkedy. Some
account of the Lotus. A youth murdered by the
Moors—interesting scene at his death. Author
passes through Simbing. Some particulars
concerning Major Houghton. Author reaches Jarra
—situation of the surrounding states at the period
of his arrival there, and a brief account of the war
between Kaarta and Bambarra.
CHAPTER IX.
Some account of Jarra, and the Moorish
inhabitants. The Author applies for and obtains
permission from Ali, the Moorish chief or sovereign
of Ludamar, to pass through his territories. Departs
from Jarra, and arrives at Deena. Ill treated by the
Moors. Proceeds to Sampaka. Finds a Negro who
makes gunpowder. Continues his journey to
Samee, where he is seized by some Moors, who
are sent for that purpose by Ali. Is conveyed a
prisoner to the Moorish camp at Benowm, on the
borders of the Great Desert.
CHAPTER X.
Various occurrences during the Author's
confinement at Benowm—is visited by some
Moorish ladies. A funeral and wedding. The Author
receives an extraordinary present from the bride.
Other circumstances illustrative of the Moorishcharacter and manners.
CHAPTER XI.
Occurrences at the camp continued. Information
collected by the Author concerning Houssa and
Tombuctoo; and the situation of the latter. The
route described from Morocco to Benowm. The
Author's distress from hunger. Ali removes his
camp to the northward. The Author is carried
prisoner to the new encampment, and is presented
to Queen Fatima. Great distress from want of
water.
CHAPTER XII.
Containing some further miscellaneous reflections
on the Moorish character and manners.
Observations concerning the Great Desert, its
animals, wild and domestic.
CHAPTER XIII.
Ali departs for Jarra, and the Author allowed to
follow him thither. The Author's faithful servant,
Demba, seized by Ali's order, and sent back into
slavery. Ali returns to his camp, and permits the
Author to remain at Jarra, who, thenceforward,
meditates his escape. Daisy, King of Kaarta,
approaching with his army towards Jarra, the
inhabitants quit the town, and the Authoraccompanies them in their flight. A party of Moors
overtake him at Queira. He gets away from them
at daybreak. Is again pursued by another party,
and robbed; but finally effects his escape.
CHAPTER XIV.
The Author feels great joy at his deliverance, and
proceeds through the wilderness; but finds his
situation very deplorable. Suffers greatly from
thirst, and faints on the sand.—Recovers, and
makes another effort to push forward. Is
providentially relieved by a fall of rain. Arrives at a
Foulah village, where he is refused relief by the
Dooty, but obtains food from a poor woman.
Continues his journey through the wilderness, and
the next day lights on another Foulah village,
where he is hospitably received by one of the
shepherds. Arrives on the third day at a Negro
town called Wawra, tributary to the King of
Bambarra.
CHAPTER XV.
The Author proceeds to Wassiboo. Is joined by
some fugitive Kaartans, who accompany him in his
route through Bambarra. Discovers the Niger.
Some account of Sego, the capital of Bambarra.
Mansong the king refuses to see the Author, but
sends him a present. Great hospitality of a Negro
woman.