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    Anne Bowman (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1868 Excerpt: ... 222 CHAPTER XX. A Village on Fire--Strange Visitors--The Despair of Harris--John's Account of the Disaster--The Unfortunate Missionary--The Disconsolate Widow--John's opinion of Missionary Efforts. THEY had now to make new arrangements, and it was with dejected and unwilling hearts that they divided the bags and bundles into unequal portions, and arranged them as the loads were fitted for each bearer, Ali and Itta willingly taking up the heaviest burthens. Before evening they had crossed the unlucky valley, and taken up their quarters in a sequestered angle among the hills, being rather alarmed at the sight of a cluster of huts which stood on the rising ground opposite to them, though it was at a considerable distance from their encampment. They avoided even making a fire, for they had nothing to cook, and resolved to keep a watch against invaders: but contented themselves with some dates for supper, hoping they might venture to boil some rice in the morning. But the sleep of the travellers was soon disturbed by hearing the sound of cries at a distance, and starting up, they saw a great blaze rising from the mountain where they had remarked the huts on the preceding day, and far as they were from the conflagration, they could distinguish dark figures moving before the fire. A VILLAGE ON FIRE. 223 'It's the bad people,' said Ali, 'who come down in darkness on the tembe, to burn, and kill, and bear away slaves. Let not my masters await the robbers: but we will take down the tent, and all go into the caves to hide until the bad men shall pass on their way.' The advice was adopted: the mountains amidst which they now were wandering were filled with hollows, dens, or caves: and in one of these empty hollows they enclosed securely the horse and the cumbrous bagga...
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  • Anne Bowman (Author)
  • General Books LLC (7 Feb. 2012)
  • English
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