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

CHAPTER XIII. SUSPENSE AT TUNGURU.

Rumoured meeting of Irregulars untrue -- Emin decides to stay where he is -- More letters from Dufilé -- Wrong impressions given by Dr. Felkin -- Strange silence as to the real position of affairs -- Letters of rebel officers to Selim Aga -- Accusations brought against Emin -- Mischief made by the chief clerk -- Soudanese tricked by the Egyptians -- Suliman Aga arrives, wounded, at Tunguru -- Indifference of Soudanese to pain -- Beating the Der- vishes to death -- Walks near Tunguru -- Visit from Mogo -- Christmas Day -- Death of Suliman Aga -- An Arab funeral -- The last chronicles of Lupton Bey -- The taking of Bahr el Ghazal -- Negroes cut off the refugees -- Dufilé is abandoned and burnt -- Birds of the Equatorial Province -- A day's shooting -- Sketch of the dwarfish tribes of Central Africa.

THE officer from Wadelai in charge of the steamer decided to go back at once in order to lose no time, so Emin wrote letters on board and sent them to Kodi Aga and Selim Aga, and dispatched one of his boys also to see if anything could be saved from the wreck caused by the soldiers looting our houses; I told him to look after my things too, and save what he could.

The people who had come with us from Wadelai were Casati, Osman Latif, Hawashi Effendi, Award Effendi, Signor Marco, Vita Hassan, Basilli Effendi, with all their wives, children, and servants, and also seven or eight clerks, and a whole host of minor people. They had scarcely anything with them, and

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