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Title: Travels in the interior of Africa, to the sources of the Senegal and Gambia; performed by command of the French Government, in the year 1818
Year: 1820 (1820s)
Authors: Mollien, Gaspard Théodore, comte de, 1796-1872 Bowdich, T. Edward (Thomas Edward), 1791-1824 ed. cn Berthier, Pierre Eyriès, J. B. B. (Jean Baptiste Benoît), 1767-1846. cn
Subjects: Scientific expeditions
Publisher: London, H. Colburn & Co.
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
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Boukari have said to the elders ofTimbo : we have come to see Almamy, and to make him apresent, but since he is absent we Avill return home. Waita little, said the elders of Timbo, until the return of Almamy.We are afraid of the rainy season, rejoined they. You havenothing to fear from the rains, we replied ; but Gaspard cried.we have also to fear the chief of St. Louis, who has orderedus to stay no longer than three days at Timbo. Persuadedthat this was true, we Abdoul, and we Talatou (brother ofAlmamy) have not opposed their departure ; we have declaredourselves their protectors until they have returned to theirchief, for it is the will of our master that they should returnto their home in safety. Thanks be to God if their journeyterminates without accident. When the inhalntants who conducted us back, liad leftus, Ali congratulated me on the success of my journey; for,said he to me, had Almamy been at Timbo, they would noteven have left you your hat ; and as for me, they would have
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DESCRIPTION OF TIMBO. 255 cut off my head for conducting you hither. When Almamylearns that you-are gone, he will be furious that his prey hasthus escaped him. We passed the night in the country house of Abdoulaisson. Our host set before me sugar,* in a China saucer, andsome rice rolls on a plate, and spread on the ground for mybed a large mat of Liban, Avhich might vie with the mostbeautiful stuffs in the richness of the design. The pride ofthis black was highly gratified in shewing me that he wasacquainted with our manners, and possessed our utensils,whilst I was obliged like the poorest Negro to make shiftwith a calebash. Timbo is situated at the foot of a high mountain. Itcontains about nine thousand persons, a spacious mosque andthree forts, in one of which is the palace of Almamy, con-sisting of five large huts, regularly built. The fortificationsare of earth, and falling in ruins ; in several places they haveloop-holes. Timbo must be a very ancient city ; all the neighbouringco

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