Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator: A Story of Nine Months' Experience in the Last of the Soudan Provinces

By A. J. Mounteney Jophson; Henry M. Stanley | Go to book overview
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CHAPTER XVI.
EMIN'S RELIEF.

Our camp at Kavalli's -- A difficult story to tell -- Plans discussed -- Stanley sends for Stairs -- Letter despatched to Emin -- Among friends again -- Letter from Emin -- Emin's arrival at Wéré -Zanzibaris welcome Emin -- The Pasha's story -- Unlooked-for turn of Fortune's wheel -- Refugees require carriers -- Start with Emin for Kavalli's -- Patient Zanzibaris -- Emin's and Stanley's second meeting -- Stairs and his party arrive -- The Expedition re-united -- "Dead! Master! Dead!" -- Reflections.

THE camp, which was close to Kavalli's village, was of a good size, and there was a camp for Tippu Tib's people a hundred yards distant below our camp. The Zanzibaris had built their grass huts in a circle, and Stanley's tent was pitched in the middle, near which a nice grass house was built ready for me. Bonny alone was with Stanley. The three officers, Stairs, Nelson, and Parke were still at the camp on the Ituri Ferry with the sick, and a good many loads.

I dined with Stanley, and we sat up till late that night exchanging news. I explained as well as I could Emin's position, and gave Stanley to understand -- as was most emphatically the case -- that hitherto Emin himself had been the principal obstacle to his own rescue, for he had thrown away two chances of making his way to Stanley. If I could get out with only ten rifles, he could have got out

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