Then the crocodile and the monkey and the parrot were very glad and began to sing, because they were going back to Africa, their real home.
But as most of them sleep through the Winter, they won't mind that--and besides, it wouldn't be good for them to go to Africa."
Andrew Smith, who, at the head of his adventurous party, has lately succeeded in passing the Tropic of Capricorn, informs me that, taking into consideration the whole of the southern part of Africa, there can be no doubt of its being a sterile country.
As this able naturalist remarked to me, the carnage each day in Southern Africa must indeed be terrific!
"I trust that the development of Africa
is to be essentially a Christian one.
"This intrepid discoverer proposes to traverse all Africa
from east to west IN A BALLOON.
Do you know, Miss Summerson, I almost wonder that YOU never turned your thoughts to Africa
In this cave likewise are found skeletons and fossils of animals that exist in every part of Africa
, yet within memory and tradition have never existed in any portion of Spain save this lone peak of Gibraltar!
His imagination penetrated the fields of Africa
in the environs of Gigelli, where M.
On the other hand, proceeding still further westward from the eastern islands of the tropical parts of the Pacific, we encounter no impassable barriers, and we have innumerable islands as halting-places, until after travelling over a hemisphere we come to the shores of Africa
; and over this vast space we meet with no well-defined and distinct marine faunas.
The Turks of Suaquem have gardens on the firm land, not above a musket shot from the island, which supply them with many excellent herbs and fruits, of which I doubt whether there be not a greater quantity on this little spot than on the whole coast of Africa
besides, from Melinda to Suez.
It was a totally new experience to Tarzan to find so barren and terrible a country in his beloved Africa
. Even the Sahara had its oases; but this frightful world gave no indication of containing a square foot of hospitable ground.
"Even so," said Aladdin "but thou canst take me to the palace, and set me down under my dear wife's window." He at once found himself in Africa
, under the window of the princess, and fell asleep out of sheer weariness.
Here he had no longer that independence and that liberty of gait which he had when in the open seas, and his Nautilus felt itself cramped between the close shores of Africa
And although he was twice routed by the Carthaginians, and ultimately besieged, yet not only was he able to defend his city, but leaving part of his men for its defence, with the others he attacked Africa
, and in a short time raised the siege of Syracuse.