People of the Mist

Penniless Leonard Outram attempts to redress the undeserved loss of his family estates and fiancee by seeking his fortune in Africa. In the course of his adventures he and his Zulu companion Otter save a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd, together with her nursemaid Soa, from slavery. Leonard and Juanna are plainly attracted to each other, but prone to bickering, and their romance is impeded by the watchful and jealous Soa. The protagonists seek the legendary People of the Mist, said to possess a fabulous hoard of jewels. Finding them, they immediately become embroiled in the turbulent political affairs of the lost race, which is riven by a power-struggle between the monarch and the priesthood of its giant crocodile god. The heroic Leonard can do little more than react to events. The action climaxes in a hair-raising escape by toboggan (it was a flat stone) down a steep glacier. (Summary by Wikipedia)

42 chapters
00 - Author's Note
01 - The Sins of the Fathers are Visited on the Children
02 - The Swearing of the Oath
03 - After Seven Years
04 - The Last Vigil
05 - Otter Gives Counsel
06 - The Tale of Soa
07 - Leonard Swears on the Blood of Aca
08 - The Start
09 - The Yellow Devil's Nest
10 - Leonard Makes a Plan
11 - The Hero Otter
12 - A Choice Lot
13 - A Midnight Marriage
14 - Vengence
15 - Disillusion
16 - Misunderstandings
17 - The Death of Mavoom
18 - Soa Shows Her Teeth
19 - The End of the Journey
20 - The Coming of Aca
21 - The Folly of Otter
22 - The Temple of Jal
23 - How Juanna Conquered Nam
24 - Olfan Tells of the Rubies
25 - The Sacrifice After the New Order
26 - The Last of the Settlement Men
27 - Father and Daughter
28 - Juanna Prevaricates
29 - The Trial of the Gods
30 - Francisco's Expiation
31 - The White Dawn
32 - How Otter Fought the Water Dweller
33 - Trapped
34 - Nam's Last Argument
35 - Be Nobel or be Base
36 - How Otter Came Back
37 - "I am Repaid, Queen"
38 - The Triumph of Nam
39 - The Passing of the Bridge
40 - Otter's Farewell
41 - Envoi - The End of the Adventure