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Identifier: indarkestafricao00henr (find matches)
Title: In darkest Africa; or, the quest, rescue, and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Henry M. Stanley
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Publisher: Scribner
Contributing Library: Gumberg Library, Duquesne University
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the Major, that he and your brothers may besaved. Where are these fifty dollar men ? Of course at such times the Zanzibaris are easilyroused to enthusiasm, and every man considers himself ahero. Over fifty men came to the front challenging anyone to say aught against their manliness or courage, butthey had to undergo a searching criticism and banteringreview from their fellows and officers, their courage,powers of endurance, activity, dispositions, strength,soundness of mind and body were questioned, but at lasttwenty men satisfactory to Commander and peoplereceived rations, and they were specially enrolled amongthe men of merit who for distinguished service were tobe rewarded with varying sums of money, in addition totheir pay, on reaching Zanzibar. Lieutenant Stairs leftfor Ipoto and Ugarrowwas at 9 oclock with fowls, goats,corn, and plantain flour rations for the long journey. On the 18th my left arm, which had been very painfulfor four days previously, developed a large glandular
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■^ -S •^ ILLNESS OF MYSELF AND CAPTAIN NELSON. 367 swelling, which our surgeon said would prove to be an 1888abscess. The following is taken from my diary :— February 19th to March ISth.—On Sunday night, the19th, I was attacked with inflammation of the stomach,which has been called by Dr. Parke sub-acute gastritis,of so severe a character that during the first week I hadonly a confused recollection of great pain in the arm andstomacli, and general uselessness. Dr. Parke has beenmost assiduous in his application to my needs, andgentle as a woman in his ministrations. For once in mylife every soul around me was at my service, and I foundmyself an object of universal solicitude night and day.My faithful friends, Parke and Jephson, waited, andwatched, and served. Poor Nelson was himself a victimto ill-health, fevers, debility, eruptions and ulcers, theeffects of his terrible agony at Starvation Camp, but hewould come, sometimes tottering weakly, to express hissympathy. In the afte

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