Returning to Africa, he laboured with great success amongst his own people and afterwards at Abeokuta.
Nevertheless, the Abeokuta people have opposed an heroic resistance, and so far successfully.
The people of Abeokuta were half wild with exultation and joy, and their gratitude to their white allies was unbounded.
At those places they heard of Abeokuta and the stand it had made against the slave-trade.
I have heard of Dahomey, of course, and its horrible customs, but I don't know anything about Abeokuta.
Ibadan long had a feud with Abeokuta, but on the establishment of the British protectorate the intertribal wars were stopped.
When night came Mr. Goodenough gathered two hundred of the best troops of Abeokuta.
The people of Abeokuta gave the missionaries a hearty welcome.
He professes great friendship for the English, as well as for the people of Abeokuta.
A large number of the Abeokuta warriors also lined the walls, while the rest gathered on the stockade.