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Identifier: bookshelfforboys00univ019
Title: The Bookshelf for boys and girls Historic Tales and Golden Deeds part 4
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: University Society, New York
Subjects: Children’s literature Children’s encyclopedias and dictionaries Literature Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Publisher: New York. : University Society
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University-Idaho, David O. McKay Library
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ganyika. All this land, however,is notunder the same government; it includes no lessthan eight colonies and protectorates. The British Central African Protectorate, for-merly called Nyassaland, was the scene of theearlier explorations of the heroic Dr. Living-stone. Blantyre (named after his birthplace) isthe chief commercial center, but Zomba is theheadquarters of the administration. AnotherBritish protectorate is Bechuanaland, which liesbetween the Transvaal and German territory. In 1889 the British South Africa Company wasformed to acquire mining and other rights in un-developed lands inhabited by the Mashonas, Mata-beles, and other native tribes, and to which hassince been given the name Rhodesia. Communi-cation has been established with Rhodesia by railfrom Cape Town to Buluwayo. the latter beingof greater importance than Salisbury, the Rhode-sian capital. This line passes through Kimberleyand Mafeking, and is to form part of the greatproject, popularly known as the Cape to Cairo

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From a photograph, copyright l»y Underwood & Underwood. PRESIDENT KRUGER. AND HIS HOUSE AT PRETORIA. 3 312 PEEPS INTO AFRICAN COUNTRIES Railway, which is to bind the British possessionsmore closely together. Rhodesia practically comprises the basin of theZambesi, which is twelve hundred miles long, andis the fourth in size of the African rivers. In itscourse occur the great Victoria Falls, one of thegrandest sights in the world. The white spray,which rises from these falls in huge columns likeclouds of steam, may be seen twenty miles away. The Orange River divides Cape Colony fromGerman Namaqualand and Orange River Col-ony; and its chief tributary, the Vaal, is also animportant boundary line; its entrance is blockedby a sandbar, and nowhere is it navigable. TheLimpopo, sometimes called the Crocodile Riverbecause of the number of these creatures foundin its waters, makes a circular sweep round theTransvaal and forms its northern boundary. South Africa has only two seasons, the dry

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