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CHAPTER LIII.

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Departure for Timbúktu. — The Hilly North-Western

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 Kaliluwá. - 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. - Fúlbe 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
A'hmed. — Daring Theft. — Wall of Gesma. – Immense Anthills. -
Donárí. — Reach again Zurrikulo.

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Present State of the Empire. - My Quarters in Wurno. — General Cha-
racter of Wurno.- Particular Description.- Ground Plan of Wurno.-
Unsafe State of the Province. — Dread of the Góberiwa. — Gloomy
Prospects for my Journey. – Occupation. — Aspect of the Country. -
Captain Clapperton's Route. - Fine Valley of Bamúrna. — Excursion
to Sókoto.- Appearance of the Town. - The Syllebáwa and their Chief
Hámedu. — Clapperton's Death. - The Valley of Sókoto. - Ground
Plan of Sókoto. — Return of the Sultan.- Musical Presents. - My
Friend 'Abd el Káder of A'gades.- Literary works of 'Abd Alláhi and
Bello. — Death of the Ruler of Másina.

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State of Insecurity along the most frequented Highroad. —

Gando - - - - - -

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Departure from Wurno.-Leave Sókoto. - Heavy rain. - Fields of

Yams. – Bodínga. - Dendi. - Shagáli. --- Señína. — Character of Gan.
do; Ground Plan. -The Sultan Khalílu. - Difficult Transactions.
A’hmed Bábá's History of Songhay. - Climate of Gando. - Extent

of Empire.

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. CHAP. LX.

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The hilly Country of Gurma -

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Leave Say. - Low Situation. — Sandwind and heavy Thunderstorm. -

Town of Champagóre. - Architecture. — Mohammed Galaijo. -- His

Residence. — His former State. - His new Settlement. - His Court.-

The Gurma and the Songhay. — Songhay Towns. — Torrent Górebi.

- Champalawel, and its Governor. — Gúro Caravan. - Smelting Fur-

naces. - Bangapelle. — Elephant Traces. — Bosebáugo. 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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