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PARADING THE STREETS OF MAJUNGA, MADAGASCAR
From this, the principal seaport on the west coast of Madagascar, the author led his party successfully across the great island to Tananarive, the capital and journey's end.
pictures and more than 8,000 photographs while crossing Africa. These, together with M. Jacovleff's many sketches, must be exhibited and an account written of our adventures and observations.
But, despite the magnitude of the work remaining, as we boarded a ship to take
us up the Indian Ocean and through the Mediterranean Sea back to France, ours was the satisfaction that comes to pioneers, and we thought with pride and pleasure of the achievements of our ninemonth motor trip through wilds which never before had been so traveled.
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