Page:Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile - In the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773 volume 3.djvu/612

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jS8 TRAVELS TO DISCOVER

near a church, dedicated to the Virgin, on our left. The cli* mate feemed here moil agreeably mild, the country covered with the moil lively verdure, the mountains with beautiful trees and fhrubs, loaded with extraordinary fruits and flowers. I found my fpirits very much raifed with thefe plea- fmg fcenes, as were thofe of all my fervants, who were, by our converfation, made geographers enough to know we were near approaching to the end of our journey. Both Sfrates and I, out of the Lamb's hearing, had ihot a variety of Cllrjous birds and beails. All but Woldo feemed to have ac- quired new ilrength and vigour. He continued in his air of defpondency, and feemed every day to grow more and more weak. At a quarter pail eleven we arrived at the top of the mountain, where we, for the firil time, came in fight of Sacala, which extends in the plain below from weft to the point of fouth, and there joins with the village cf • Geefli.

Sacala, full of fmall low villages, which, however, had efcaped the ravages of the late war, is the eailermofl branch cf the Agnws, and famous for the bed honey. The fmall river Kebezza, running from the eail, ferves as a boundary between Sacala and Aformafha ; after joining two other ri- vers, the Gometti and the Googueri, which we prefently came to, after a fhort courfe nearly from S. E. to N. \V. it falls into the Nile a little above its junction with the Aboia.

At three-quarters pail eleven we crofTed the river Kebez- za, and defcended into the plain of Sacala; in a few minutes we alio paifed the Googueri, a more considerable flream than the former ; it is about iixty feet broad, and perhaps eighteen inches deep, very clear and rapid, running over a

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