Stanley. My Dark Companions and Their Strange Stories

Today's free book is My Dark Companions and Their Strange Stories by Henry M. Stanley. For the table of contents, check at the bottom of this post below the image. Yes, this is the Henry Stanley who is famous for his search for the explorer David Livingstone ("Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"). You can read more at Wikipedia. As he explains in the preface to this book, "The following legends are the choicest and most curious of those that were related to me during seventeen years" in Central Africa.

The book is available at Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and Google Books. You can get a free Kindle ebook from Amazon too!



The Creation of Man.
The Goat, The Lion, and The Serpent.
The Queen of the Pool.
The Elephant and the Lion.
King Gumbi and his Lost Daughter.
The Story of Maranda.
The Story of Kitinda and her Wise Dog.
The Story of the Prince who Insisted on Possessing the Moon.
How Kimyera Became King of Uganda.
The Legend of the Leopardess and her Two Servants, Dog and Jackal.
How the Dog outwitted the Leopard.
The Legend of the Cunning Terrapin and the Crane.
The Legend of Kibatti the Little who Conquered all the Great Animals.
The Partnership of Rabbit and Elephant, and what came of it.
The Adventures of Saruti.
The Boy Kinneneh and the Gorilla.
The City of the Elephants.
The Search for the Home of the Sun.
A Hospitable Gorilla.



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