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CHAPTER LIII.

DEPARTURE FOR TIMBÚKTU.—THE HILLY NORTHWESTERN PROVINCES OF BÓRNU.

My Situation at the Death of Mr. Overweg.-Pecuniary Circumstances.-Inroad of

the Tawárek.—Take Leave of the Sheikh.-Projects.—My Servants.— The two

freed Africans.-The Méjebri.- Encampment in Kalíluwa.-Great Cold.-Súwa

BÚwa.—District of Koyám.—The old Inhabitant of Birni.-Fertile Districts.

The farming Village.—The Drain of the Komádugu.—Fractions of Tribes.-

Character of the Komádugu.-Fülbe Cattle-breeders.—Site of Ghasréggomo.-

The Ruins.—The Komádugu at Zengiri.—Considerable Current.-- Province of

Manga.-Manga Warriors.-Manga Females.—Borzári.—The Bedde and their

Komádugu.-Meeting with Mohammed ben Ahmed.-Daring Theft. -Wall of

Gesma.- Immense Ant-hills.—Donári.—Reach again Zurrikulo.......... Page 17

CHAPTER LIV.

THE MOUNTAINOUS TERRITORY OF MÚNIYO AND ITS GOVERNOR.

Busy Scene at Ngárruwa.-Well of Berbéruwá.—Notice of Auyók.-Chelúgiwá.-

Natron Lake of Búne.- New and Old Búne.-Conflagration.- Peculiar Charac-

ter of Múniyo.-Palm-grove of Túnguré.–View of Gúre.-Estate of Múniyóma.

-Audience with Múniyóma.--His Character.-Slave Hunting.-Site of Gúre.-

Peculiar Site of Wushek.-Sacred Site of Gábatá.—District of Keléno.—The

Natron Lake or A bye.- Lakes of Badamúni.- Plan of the Oasis of Badamúni.

-Varied Vegetation.-Fresh Lake and Natron Lake.-Survey of the Lake. —

Governor of Badamúni.-Mírriya, a favored Locality.-Character of Zinder.-

Ground-plan of Zinder.-Importance of the Town.-Pecuniary Supplies...... 43

CHAPTER LV.

DEPARTURE FROM ZÍNDER.—THE BORDER REGION BETWEEN THE BÓRNU AND THE

FULFÚLDE EMPIRES.-SECOND STAY IN KATSENA.

Line of Route.-Highway Robbers less to be feared than rapacious Governors.-

An old Acquaintance.--Unusual Mode of drawing Water.-Conspicuous Valley,

with dense Grove of Dúm Palms.-Gazáwa again.—The Ex-governor and rebel

Chief Sadíku.-Night's March.- Arrival before Kátsena.-Interview with the

Governor.-The Ghaladíma of Sókoto.-New Stores laid in in Kátsena.—The

Fáki 'Abd e' Rahmán.-His Arguments in favor of Polygamy.-Unforeseen Dif-

ficulty.-Conduct of the Governor of Kátsena.........

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CHAPTER LVI.

JOURNEY FROM KÁTSENA TO SÓKOTO.
Setting out from Kátsena.—The Dorówa-tree.—Tobacco and Yams.-Great De-

tour on account of hostile Army.-Kulkadá.-Kúrayé.-Expeditionary Corps.-
Kurrefi and its Fortifications.-An agreeable Incident.-Unsafe District.-Town
of Zékka.-Desertion of Servant.-Dangerous Night's March.-Búnka.-Zyrmi.

-State of Zánfara.—Trade with Dodówa Cakes.-Dúchi.-Market of Badará-

wa.- The Zánfaráwa and Góberáwa.— Tribute of Kátsena.- First Rúdu.-San-

sanne 'Aisa.-Night's March through the Wilderness of Gúndumi.--Arrival in

Gáwasú.--First Meeting with 'Aliyu.-Kind Reception.-Presents, how received.

-Letter of Franchise.--Arrival at Wurnó ..

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Champagóre.- Architecture.—Mohámmed Galaijo.—His Residence.—His for-
mer State.-His new Settlement.-His Court.—The Gurma and the Songhay.-
Songhay Towns.—Torrent Górebi.—Champaláwel and its Governor.—Gúro Ca-
ravan.- Smelting Furnaces.- Bangapelle.— Elephant Traces.- Bosebángo.-
River Sírba.-Frail Raft.-Smoking Disposition.—Mode of carrying Water. -
Country beyond the River.-Bundóre.—Denga.—Fine Timber for Boat-building.
-Sebba, Capital of Yágha.—Description of Huts.- Reception by Governor.-

Provisions.-Holiday.—The Kádhi...

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CHAPTER LXIX.

POLITICAL STATE OF THE COUNTRY.-DANGEROUS CRISIS.

Interruption of Caravan Trade.- The Tájakánt.-Position of the Fulbe in relation

to the Berber Tribes.--Dangerous Situation.--Officer sent from Hamda-Alláhi
to catch me.-Host repulsed.-Letter from Hamda-Alláhi.-Interview with the
Chief of the Tademekket.—Knowledge is Power.-Presents.-Large Troop of
Bérabísh Horsemen.-Letter and News from Europe.-Hostile Gathering.-
Leave Town again.-An Embassy.-Return to Town.-A'wáb's Account of
Mungo Park.-Letter of Franchise.-Momentous Death of the Chief of the Bé-
rabísh, 'Alí Weled 'Abéda.--Out to the Camp.-Chanting in the Desert.-
Christian and Mohammedan Principles.-The Inundation.-Stream of running

Water in the Desert.-State of Trade.--Small Tájakánt Caravan.-Close of the

Year .......

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