Shorawak Valley and the Toba Plateau, Afghanistan

W. M. Campbell
1880 Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography  
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more » ... ot knowing how the chief of U-ui was disposed towards$ him, he sent men to him with a llundred hoes and a hundred bullets, with the following lnessage, " If you wish peace take the hoes and till your fields with theln; if wou wish war take the bullets, for tou will need them all." The chief preferred the hoes, and was ever after known as Majelnbe Gana. He has since lived on good terms with Mirambo. There is a dense population about Uyui, and large quantities of rice, eaize, and mtama are grown in the district. The Church Missionary Society has now a station there. The country between Uyui and Tabora is allnost entirely jungle, and abounds with large game; there are also many lions which commit great havoc at times among the cattle and goats. I remained five days in Tabora, living in the house of Sheik bin Nasibu and brother of Abdullah bin Nasibu, called by the Wanyamwezi :EZisesa on account of llis valour; both of these men will be familiar to readers of Mr. Stanlef='s books. I returned to Uyui on February 16th, and releained there five days more, being during that tilue the guest of Said bin Salenl, the folmer governor of Unyanyembe, and the old friend of Burton, Speke, and Grant, as well as of ;Majembe Gana. I set off from Uyui on my return journey to Wa;ei on February olst, and arrived there-on March 15th. I took the same route as on my journey down, as it was the shortest and I was pressed for time. An immense quantity of rain had fallen during my stay at Uyui, and much of the country was fooded. AX'e were delayed two days by the Monungu River, and when we did cross it the water on the northern bank was up to our necks. I think there is no doubt that this enorsnous amount of rain produced the extraordinary rise of two feet in the Victoria Nyanza at a time when it is nearly at its lowest in ordinary years, and contributed materially to the unusually lligh Nile which occurred late on in that same year.
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