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HOW I FOUND LIVINGSTONE
on 23 October 2007
A long book with 583 pages, pictures and old map, which find reading impossible even with a magnifying lens!" The story speaks of fevers,relates dangers, little joys, annoyances and pleasures, as they occured".It is amazing how Stanley remembers all names of rivers, mountains, tribles, sheikhs,crops and areas.
It also shows that old Tanganyika was well advanced in crops, food,fields than old Kenya in the 1870's.Stanley and his men suffer from fever, smallpox, infections, bites, attacks and not many servive searching for Livingstone.Stanley travels from Bagamoyo om 23.3.1871 westwards towards Lake Tanganyika to Ujiji. Even has battle with Mirambo.
Finally, he meets Livingstone with a well known phrase'DR LIVINGSTONE,I PRESUME'.He then travels with the Doctor for 5 months and confirms that river Rusizi flows INTO Lake Tanganyika from the north.Livingstone refuses to go home or to the coast, but travels with Stanley to Tabora for his supplies.
Leaving Livingstone on 14.3.1872, Stanley tavels to the coast, taking his letter of proof and Livingstones papers.Livingstone wants to go north to search the source of the Nile.On 6.5.1872,Stanley arrives at the coast and meets Livingstone's son Oswell, who changes his mind to go and help his father with supplies.
On 27.8.1872, the foreign office writes to Stanley on his arrival in England,stating Queen Victoria's thanks for reporting on Livingstone.
The story is as fresh today 2007 as it was when written in 1872. Read it and enjoy.