Life And Travels Of Mungo Park By Mungo Park With A Full Narrative Of Subsequent Adventure In Central Africa
















 - LIFE AND TRAVELS OF MUNGO PARK

By Mungo Park


With a full narrative of

Subsequent Adventure in Central Africa.


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LIFE AND TRAVELS OF MUNGO PARK

By Mungo Park

With a full narrative of

Subsequent Adventure in Central Africa.

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 engage Park'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 Faleme, 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 Moorish character 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 Author accompanies 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.

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