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TRAVELS TO DISCOVER THE SOURCE OF THE NILE.


BOOK VIII.


The author returns by Sennaar through nubia and the great desert arrives at alexandria and after at marseilles


CHAP. I.

Journey from Gondar to Tcherkin,

THE palace of Koscam is situated upon the south side of Debra Tzai; the name signifies the Mountain of the Sun. The palace consists of a square tower of three storeys, with a flat parapet roof, or terrace, and battlements about it. The court of guard, or head-quarters of the garrison of Koscam, is kept here; immediately below this is the principal gate or entrance towards Gondar. It is surround-