Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 63

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell
Leavitt, Throw and Company, 1864

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Página 130 - Artesian wells had been opened, around which, as vegetation thrives luxuriantly, thirty thousand palm-trees and one thousand fruit-trees were planted, and two thriving villages established. At the depth of a little over five hundred feet, an underground river or lake was struck, and from two of them live fish have been thrown up, showing that there was a large body of water underneath. The French government, by this means, hopes to make the route across the desert, to Timbuctoo, fertile, and fit...

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