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Badamúni. – Varied Vegetation. — Fresh Lake and Natron Lake. —
Survey of the Lake. — Governor of Badamúni. — Mírriya, a favoured
Locality. — Character of Zinder. — Ground Plan of Zinder. — Impor-
tance of tho Town. — Pecuniary Supplies.

Present State of the Empire. — My Quarters in Wurno. — General Cha-
racter of Wurno.— Particular Description. – Ground Plan of Wurno.-
Unsafe State of the Province. -- Dread of the Góberáwa. — Gloomy
Prospects for my Journey. – Occupation. — Aspect of the Country. –
Captain Clapperton's Route. — Fine Valley of Bamúrna. — Excursion
to Sókoto.— Appearance of the Town.– The Syllebáwa and their Chief
Hámedu. — Clapperton's Death. — The Valley of Súkoto. — Ground
Plan of Sókoto. Return of the Sultan.- Musical Presents. - My
Friend 'Abd el Káder of A'gades.- Literary works of 'Abd Alláhi and
Bello. Death of the Ruler of Másina.

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The Province of Kebbi and its River. — The Valley of

Fógha.-- Reach the Niger

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Leave Gando. — Extensive Rice-Grounds. — Kámbasa. — Swampy Valley

with Rice-Grounds. - Gaúmaché. — Unsafe State of the Country.
Gúlumbé, rich Vegetation. — Solitary Pilgrim.— Kardi. — Hausáwa.-
Bírni-n-Kebbi. - Situation at the Brink of the wide swampy Valley.-
'Othmán Záki. — Kóla, and its Governor. - Júggarú. — Zogirma and
its Governor. - Dangerous Road. - New Companions. — Tilli. - A
Day in the Wilderness. — Site of Bírni-n-Débe. — Dallul Máuri. -
Shallow Vales. — The Valley of Fógha. — The Salt of Fógha.— Cha-
racter of Fógha People. Importance of Fógha in Ethnological Respect.
- Plenty of Kóla Nuts, but no Corn. — Unexpected Generosity.
Dense Forest.- A Solitary Limtúni. — Bóso. — Garbo. — Lanadéji.-
Peculiar Cornstacks. — Songhay Farming Hamlets. — Avoid Támkala.

Short Marches. — Tóndifú. - Reach the Niger. — Aspect of the
River. - Large Canoes. — Town and Market of Say. — State of
Market. – Traffic. Governor of Say. - No Songhay Interprcter.

CHAP. LX.

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The hilly Country of Gurma

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Leave Say. - Low Situation. -Sandwind and heavy Thunderstorm.

Town of Champagóre. Architecture. Mohammed Galaijo. - His

Residence. — His former State. — His new Settlement. — His Court.-

The Gurma and the Songhay. --Songhay Towns. - Torrent Górebi.

- Champaláwel, and its Governor. -Gúro Caravan. - Smelting Fur-

naces. - Bangapelle. — Elephant Traces. — Bosebáugo. - River Sírba.
- Frail Raft. Smoking Disposition. — Mode of carrying Water. -
Country beyond the River. - Bundóre. — Denga. — Fine Timber for
Boat building. — Sebba, Capital of Yágha. — Desc of Huts.
- Reception by Governor. - Provisions. — Holiday. - The Kádhi.

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Unsettled Provinces obstructed by Nature, and infested by

Man. A'ribínda. - Hómbori

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Uncertain Distance from Timbúktu. — Departure from Dóre. - The

Ponds or “Wéndu.” — Providentially detained in Wúlu. Numerous

Sheets of Water. -- Difficult Watercourse. - Serious Encounter.

Crossing a Swamp. — A'ribínda. — Fíliyo, a Songhay Village. — Inde-

pendent Character of Inhabitants. -- Tinge. — Ground Plan of Dwelling.

Character of Inhabitants. - Habits of Industry. — Heavy Rains.

Caillie's Kissour. - Fúlbe Cattle Breeders. -- Hómbori. – The Black
Worm. Kúbo. - District Tondi. — Craftiness of EI Waláti. — March
of Red Worms. - Isolated Mounts. — Native Dwellings. – Dúna. –
Governor of Dalla. — Mundóro. - Curious Thatchwork. - Hómbori
Range. — Variety of Huts of I'sayé. — Approach Hómbori Mountains.

· Castellated Mounts.- Bóne.

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