Description - Life of General Gordon by Eva Hope
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXV. Gordon's Response. "Life every man holds dear, but the brave man Holds honour far more precious dear than life."--Troilus and Cressida. HE newspaper correspondents in the Soudan had been for some time giving hints in regard to General Gordon. "Would that Gordon Pasha were here!" was a wish often expressed by the Europeans. Nor were they alone. Some of the natives, who remembered him lovingly and gratefully, often remarked that the former Governor-General would be the man to help them in their present troubles. That "Gordon Pasha was the most popular and beloved Governor-General that ever ruled the Soudan" was the testimony borne by Dr. Schweinfurth and many others. Those who knew him wondered why he was not sent. Mr. Allan, the secretary of the-British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, and a personal friend of Gordon's, tells us in his interesting little pamphlet, The Life of Chinese Gordon--which it is to be hoped everybody has read--that "an eminent person, well known in the philanthropic world," sent to him the following respecting the wonderful man who was then quietly living at Jaffa: --" Would that an angel would stand at Earl Granville's side, and say unto him, 'And now send men to Joppa, and call for one--Gordon. He shall tell thee what thou oughtest to da'" There appeared no time to lose, for so far as Egypt was concerned the New Year appeared gloomy enough. The telegrams were not re-assuring. On the 1st January news came that two European officers had resigned. They were Major Holroyd and Colonel Giles. These men had been badly treated by the Egyptians; and the feeling between the officers of the Egyptians and the Europeans was becoming almost hostile. News had reached them that the widow of Consul Moncrieff was not...
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