Adventures in Somali Land, by John Hanning Speke

Table of Contents

Chapter i. Introduction to the Journal.

Projects and Hobbies — life in India — lord Clyde and Sir James Outram — the Position and Physical Geography of the Somali Country — the Nogal Country, and Historical Sketches — Costume and Customs.

Chapter ii.

The Voyage — An Akil — The Somali Shore — Sultan (Gerad) Mahamed Ali — Hidden Treasure — The Warsingali — A Royal Reception — Somali Appetites — Difficulties and Impediments — Sultan Tries My Abban or Protector.

Chapter iii.

Yafir Pass — Rhut Tug — The Ruins at Kin’s City — Abban Apprehends Future Consequences — Hyenas — The Dulbahantas — Camel Drivers’ Tricks — Briny Water — Antelope-shooting — Elephant-hunting — Ostrich-hunting — Gazelles — Jealousy and Suspicions of the People — Troubles from Forty Thieves — Rapid Decline of Property.

Chapter iv.

Meditations among the Tombs — A Fracas — The Return March — The North-east Monsoon — Relief from Persecution — Interesting Animals — Gori Again — Shooting a Woman — Arrival at Aden — Fresh Projects — Arrangements.

Chapter v.

Aden — Departure — Kurrum — A Conclave of Sages — Arangement of the Expedition — The South-west Monsoon — Medical Practice — The Camp Besieged — Wounded and Captive — A Triumphal Procession — Flight — Return to Aden and to England — Projects.

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