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The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children.

The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children.

But my estimates, for instance, based upon book information, were simply ridiculous, fanciful images of African attractions were soon dissipated, anticipated pleasures vanished, and all crude ideas began to resolve themselves into shape. ---->>>

An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers, and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command, my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible. ---->>>

Dr. David Livingstone left the Island of Zanzibar in March, 1866. ---->>>

I had intended to have gone into Africa incognito. But the fact that a white man, even an American, was about to enter Africa was soon known all over Zanzibar. ---->>>

The Europeans and Americans residing in the town of Zanzibar are either Government officials, independent merchants, or agents for a few great mercantile houses in Europe and America. ---->>>


Nationality: Welsh
Born: January 29, 1841
Birthplace: Denbigh, Wales, UK
Die: 05-10, 1904
Occupation: Explorer

Henry Morton Stanley GCB (born John Rowlands; 28 January 1841 – 10 May 1904) was a Welsh-American journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa and his search for missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley reportedly asked, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Stanley is also known for his search for the source of the Nile, his work in and development of the Congo Basin region in association with King Leopold II of Belgium, and commanding the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition (wikipedia)