Explorer's lion shame.
The missionary was so embarrassed by the artist's impression that he wanted it hidden.
Blantyre-born Livinstone was attacked by a lion in 1884 in South Africa.
The illustration of the attack was used in Livingstone's best-selling book.
But in a letter to his publisher now on show at the National Library of Scotland, he wrote: "The lion encounter is absolutely abominable. I entreat you by all that is good to suppress it.
"Everyone who knows what a lion is will die laughing at it."
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|Publication:||Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Jun 9, 2013|
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