Excerpt from Streams in the Desert: A Picture of Life in Livingstonia I gratefully ackwledge my deep obligation to the Hon. Dr. Laws and others, his colleagues, whose long and intimate kwledge of things African, freely placed at my disposal, enabled me to see and under stand much that would otherwise have passed un observed or remained a sealed book. Especially to Dr. Chisholm of Mwenzo, my companion on many a tangled path and by many a camp-fire in the remotest wilds, I am indebted for such insight as I gained into the inwardness of African village life. For a stranger to travel in these regions, unfamiliar with the language of the people, unacquainted with their in dividual names and histories, igrant of what is passing round him - the humour of the carriers, the gossip of the villagers, the meaning of tribal cus toms - is to travel blind. As well might one imagine that the life of London could be adequately seen from the twopenny tube. If I was in any measure saved from this misfortune it is mainly due to the kwledge and courtesy of my friend the Doctor. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.