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Stanley's Appearance.

The correspondent of the ]$©;w "^ork " EWorld" who went to Central; Africa, to interview Stanley on his return march, giv/es an interesting account of the. figure presented by the great explorer. When he came, upon Stanley's camp the correspondent found what looked lik© a big straggling village in a yalley, with tents dotted all over the psacel. The tents, had, of course, been through a great deal ol hard' work, and had become a dirty green through .wear, tear, and, exposure. Mr Stanley and. Emjn, Pasha's tents were somewhat ley^ejrand smarter than those of their rejs^ective followers, and sported gay E^jvfptian flags. Stanley was clothed in; a suit evidently cut out of an old Isnt cover, grassy in hue, and y^uresquely discolored; a battjer^'<>ap, o£- the. kijrid which recalls «Kepeaked-R«ssianmilifcajpj; cap*was on his, head. His boots were; the; best part of his costume, but these it is believed were payfe of the stores left more than tjwo years ago at, the sou^h end of Lake Victoria. Being ajsk^d w.lj.ejihejc it was true that Stacy's, hair h^d turned, white, tlie QQxi\)spondent replied*' M Well, it is Wid it isn't. Stanley "vrears hip hair very lpw in the nape; thp hair growing on the top.jmd sides has g;one white, but a kind of h];vik fringo remains on the neck." Emm Bey he. described as small and Kli,s?hC, with -wliiskers and spectacles* '.' He strongly recalls in personal appear* ance," he added, "bothjjiy Gould and Sir Edwin Arnold, especially when the latter appears in a. skull cap." From which we infer that Emm Bey- is a. very remarkable looking man % j

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Stanley's Appearance., Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 2394, 7 April 1890

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Stanley's Appearance. Ashburton Guardian, Volume xii, Issue 2394, 7 April 1890

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