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Member of the body-guard of the Sheikh of Bornou

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The caravan soon reached the gates of Kouka, where, after a journey extending over two months and a half, they were received by a body of cavalry 4000 strong, under perfect discipline. Amongst these troops was a corps of blacks forming the body-guard of the sheikh, whose equipments resembled those of ancient chivalry.

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Project Gutenberg's Celebrated Travels and Travellers, by Jules Verne Published 1881
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