We were hugging the right bank, and so saw the mouth of the xingu as we passed.
The upper course of the xingu is auriferous and fed by numerous branches.
"xingu—" she murmured, as if seeking in her turn to gain time.
Then Mrs. Dane gave expression to their inmost dread by saying sharply: "Ah—you say the xingu, do you?"
The waters of the xingu are as clear as crystal: against the sandy bottom, I could trace the dark brown body of the tapir.