Stories of a Slave-Boy Illustrating the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa

Robert Keable [1887-1927], The Adventures of Paul Kangai. Stories of a Slave-Boy, Illustrating the Universities' Mission to Central AfricaThe Adventures of Paul Kangai is a fictionalised account of African life written to provide an insight into the work of the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa. My thanks to Redcliffe College for providing a copy of this book for digitisation. This book is in the public domain.

Robert Keable [1887-1927], The Adventures of Paul Kangai. Stories of a Slave-Boy, Illustrating the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa. London: Universities Mission to Central Africa, 1918. Hbk. pp.145. [Click to download complete book in PDF]

Contents

  1. How Kangai Lost his Father
  2. How Kangai Stalked a Snake and Fond a Stick Beside it
  3. How Kangai Learned Many Things and Set Out For the Blue Water
  4. How Kangai Ate Ship’s Biscuits and Met my Lord Bishop
  5. How Kangai Changed His Name and the Bell Awoke Msamya
  6. How Paul Got Back His Silver Box
  7. How Paul Met Old Enemies and an Old Friend
  8. How Paul Heard “Maadui” Cried Again and Marched Behind the Drums

Chapter 1: How Kangai Lost His Father

On a big river one broiling hot day in Central Africa an unusual quiet had fallen. Five minutes before, a big band of men, armed with spears and shields and bows and arrows, had come down through the trees on the bank, had sprung out on to the big flat stones where the water lapped and gurgled as it rushed by, had beaten the pools with their spears to scare the crocodiles, and had then crossed all together. [Continue reading]