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Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892

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Author: E.R. Wingate
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 155,438 / 454 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 484
Added to site: 2010.06.19
mnybks.net#: 28211
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

In these memoirs of an Austrian Catholic missionary, it seems almost incredible that such sufferings as the European captives endured did not long ago bring to them the happy release of death they so ardently longed for; but it was not to be. The door of escape, which they had thought closed to them for ever, suddenly opened, and they did not fear to risk the dangers and perils of that terrible desert journey.

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-The paucity of cattle-- System of taxation on imports--Provincial beit el mals-- Local manufactures--Slavery and the slave-markets--Torture of slaves 376

CHAPTER XXIII.

THE BAGGARA MASTERS OF THE SUDAN.

Relations between Abdullah and the rival Khalifas-- Mahdiism practically dead--The Khalifa's son Osman--His marriage to Yakub's daughter--His intentions regarding the succession--The Baggara and the Aulad-Belad--The Baggara masters of the Sudan--Examples of their tyranny --Emigration of the Rizighat tribe--Hostility between the Khalifa's and the late Mahdi's households--The Ashraf conspiracy--Witchcraft--The dispute between the Khalifas--Riots in Omdurman--The Mahdi's widows 387

CHAPTER XXIV.

PREPARATIONS FOR THE FLIGHT.

Ohrwalder forms plans for escape--The fate of other Europeans attempting to fly--Stricter surveillance-- Ohrwalder's means of livelihood--Letters from Cai

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