Excerpt from Africa, as Seen by Its Explorers
In descending towards the north, Speke and his com panion were compelled for a time to leave the newly found river, which ¿owed away to the west. When they regained it, they met Mr. Baker coming up the stream; and he, continuing h... is course, discovered the second great lake - ~albert Nyanza - into which the river they had left ¿owed, almost immediately to emerge again. It was for some time doubted whether this second lake could properly be considered as a separate reservoir of the Nile, as it might be a kind of backwater, fed only by the river descending from the Victoria Nyanza. But it is now known that this is not the case, since the Albert receives a large river from another and higher lake, the so-called Albert Edward Nyanza.
Thus were the long-sought lakes of the Nile discovered at last - true sources of the great river, though not its only sources, for the mighty body of water brought into it from the west by the bahr-al-ghazal, or Gazelle River (see owes nothing to them. But what of the Mountains of the Moon?
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