A Card from the Isle of Africa
Richard F Burton
Begins by presenting the compliments of Father Nile to Mr Punch for the 'delightful way in which that gentleman depicted saucy Miss Britannia discovering the Father among his rushes' (see PU1/44/23/4). Father Nile also wishes to inform Mr Punch that, at the suggestion of David Livingstone, he has 'removed his head-quarters' to a region 'a few degrees south of the Equator'. This refers to Livingstone's recent claims regarding the source of the river.
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