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And still Oriefs opiate take
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Ere thou shalt wakel
Shirley Wynne in Once a Week.
AN EGYPTIAN INCIDENT.
"I'm going to put an end to this Egyptian
piastre," growled Colonel MacPherson.
"We come here every winter, sail up the
same old river, look at the same old pyra
midsno modern additions or improve
mentssee the same abominable old
images that have worn the same grotesque
aspect for fifty centuries, and broil on the
same uncomfortable decks, and all because
that boy of mine wants to become known
aa an Egyptologist. To the duce with
beetles and sacred cattle. I'm tired of it
Out of breath with the exertion neces
sary to this Iohr sentence. Colonel Tavish
MacPherson leans back in his comfortable
armchair and closes his eyes for a nap.
The cause of his trouble is not very appar
ent, and aa he sits there tinder the awn
ing, with his half pay running on at the
horse guards, with the rents of his deer
forests and sheep farms in the Highlands
faithfully collected and accounted for by
the factor, and with his membership fees
paid np to date at the Carlton and United
Service clubs, one could imagine that even
Egypt would appear something other than
a boose of bondage. The colonel's daha
beeh, with her big three cornered sail
trimmed to the breeze that ruffles the wa
ters of the Nile and bears her onward to
Assouam and the Great Cataract, is as
quiet and restful albeit picturesque an ob
ject as one would care to see, as on this
December evening of 1870 she creeps up
the river, the lookout man on the bow
watching that the channel is followed, and
the steersman, impassive as a mummy,
leaning upon the long handle of the tiller.
Forward on the deck, facedown or curled
up in all sorts of odd positions, lie the
crew, a motly collection of Arabs, Nu
bians and Osruanlis. There is nothing
stirring. T!ie mark of the desert is on all
around. Even the sun, now nearly on a
level with the Nubian mountains away on
the horizon, looks tired and dusty. The
intense quift bothers the colonel"; so he
yawns and trrowls once more. He is a
widower with two children the older a
lad of eighteen, who has already made
something of a reputation as a student of
Egyptian remains, having been enamored
of the land since the evil day when the
colonel first proposed to winter on the
Nile. The second is a gentle lad of ten
years, well liked by everybody. He gives
his vote for Egypt every winter, because
Jack asks it as a favor. They are ashore
now after relics, and have promised to re
port when the daliabeeh ties up for the
night at Assouam before warping her way
through the cataract.
The colonel's eyes follow a movement in
the tangled group of figures on the deck.
Two men rise, shouting at each. other the
while. The colonel and the dragoman,
who has just poked his head out of his
room on the deck, look on lazily. Sud
denly one of the disputants makes a rush
at the other the gleam of steel is seen
and the crew close round the men. A
quick stroke, a shout, anger changed to
agony and a Nubian lies on the deck with
the dagger of Aboo, a powerful Arab, in
All this so quickly that the colonel is
still growling that there is nothingstirring
to be seen in Egypt, when he reaches the
group, and, stooping over the wounded
man, draws the dagger out. It has left an
ngly wound, but not dangerous, and as the
wounded man is taken in charge by bis
comrades the colonel turns to the drago
man for au explanation.
With many profuse apologies the drago
man tells how the two men were sleeping
aide by side when the Nubian inadvertent
ly put his foot against the Arab's face.
That was all, and the dragoman smiled
The colonel, an old disciplinarian, looked
black as night. In effective English he or
dered the dragoman, after he had discov
ered that the matter was not reckoned
important enough for Egyptian law to rec
ognize, to anchor the dababeeh and send a
boat ashore with the culprit and his bag
gage. To the dragoman's question as to
how Aboo was to get back to Cairo the
colonel ' thundered that he might walk.
The dragoman bowed and smiled it was a
habit he had learned from a French friend
in Cairo and translated the colonel's re
mark to Aboo, adding to them such little
pleasantries as he thought of. He could
walk. His shoes this with a smile and a
bow directed to Aboo's bare feet his shoes
might wear out, but So Aboo, having
obtained his dagger and an old ring his
only article of baggage goes ashore mut
tering revenge, which the dragoman inter
prets to the colonel with a smile and a
bow. The dahabeeh glides on, and in an
hour is moored at Assouam. The wander
ing relic hunters return and all aboard re
tire, for is not the cataract to be traversed
at sundown tomorrow?
Before sunrise Colonel MacPherson was
awakened by the shout of the young gen
tleman's body servant, who cried excitedly:
"Wake, master! We can't find Master
Bob. Here is a bit of paper that lay on
While the colonel robbed his eyes and
looked at the scrap of Arabic the man pro
duced a commotion occurred outside, and
the dragoman rushed in with Aboo'a dag
ger in his band. It had been taken from
the breast of the Nubian stabbed to the
heart during the night The boat that had
been towed astern of the dahabeeh after
Aboo'a trip ashore was gone. There was
no doubt, explained the dragoman with
his customary smile, that the Arab had
lain ashore until the light went out, swam
aboard, knifed his enemy and left again in
the boat. At this the colonel, still holding
the paper in his hand' tnrDS p!lle and
tremblingly gives it to Jack, who knows
Arabic Dragoman and crew crowd around
while he slowly reads, "Aboo might have
killed the English dog tonight, but to steal
the pride of his tent was a better revenge."
They searched for the fugitives with
shrinking hearts after a time, but ne ver a
trace of the boy. dead or living, did they
find. Almost mad with grief, out not until
the hot weather threatened bislife, Colonel
MacPherson returned to Cairo and laid t he
terrible affair personally before the khe
dive But it was all in vain, i ear after
year he haunted the Nile, promising back
sheesh to an unlimited extent for the resto
ration of his boy. but the .Arabs .hook
their heads. Aboo had disappeared with
out leaving any trace. To the father who
searched for his lost boy there waa no lack
of interest now in Egypt.
"Forward by the right; march!"
Clear and loud comes the command, and
the ngly, ill conditioned steeds of the
camel rorps moved forward with ungainly
atep.- Tfc wells of Aboo Kleaare within
sight, jard Sir Herbert Stewart, who
marched nine days ago with 1,500 picked
men across the desert to reach the Nile
and thence to press on to Khartoum, feel
that his mission will be successful and that
Gordon will be speedily relieved.
So does Captain Jack MacPherson of the !
Egyptian army, attached for the present
to the camelry, as he sails along on one 01
the ships of the desert.
This is an un seaworthy ship, and as it
tosses more than usual he ejaculates,
"Ugh, you brute, if there is an Arab at the
wells I will trade camels." With this he
looks forward to the rocky defile by which
the route lies and sees fluttering above a
ledge an Arab banner. For an instant hf
'looks at it through his field glass and then
rides in haste back along the ranks. A
word in Sir Herbert's ear. The troops art
halted and a zareba is in process of forma
tion when with beating of war drums and
discordant yells that remain unanswered
for the throats of the men are too parched
and thirsty to hurrah a great body of
Arabs start from the underwood around
the entrance to the defile and, headed by
many standard bearers, rushes in upon the
Of the fight for life in that square, and
the determination with which the Arabs
fought to break the ranks, there is no need
to telL How Burnaby went down, fight
ing gloriously, and many another brave
man beside him, history records.
With the utmost coolness, for' he had
been through many such scenes. Captain
MacPherson, after the first rush, picks up
the rifle of a dead soldier, unclasps his
cartridge belt, and plugs away steadily at
the nightshirt brigade, as the soldiers have
nicknamed the Arabs from their long
But, see! what change is this in his face
as the foe forms in a compact mass for an
other rush? And listen to the request he
makes to the men around him:
"Dou't shoot within a dozen yards each
side of that banner!" he says in such atone
of voice that the soldiers "look up in sur
prise and see a white, set face.
"lt them come right up lefore you
fire," be adds, "and wait till I give you the
word. You'll agree to that, won't you,
Roberts? It's a matter of life and death."
This to the officer in command of the com
pany. "Matter of death to us all, I think, it
you don't speak in time," growled Rob
erts, frowning at the advancing dervishes,
"but have your way."
MacPherson makes no answer: the pal
lor of his face increases; now it is ashy
gray as the Arabs rush in on the square.
Of all the oncoming hundreds be sees only
two men one the standard bearer, and be
side him a young fellow, wonderfully light
of skin for an Arab, and with a cap on his
head instead of the usual tangled head
dress of greased hair worn by the der
vishes. Kneeling as the Arabs come within fifty
yards of the square he takes deliberate
aim. A flash, anil at the same instant the
standard bearer falls prone to the earth,
the fair faced Arab seizes the banner and
rushes to the front. Another shot and he,
too, falls. In a voice that rings above the
din of the battle MacPherson gives the
order to fire, and the Arabs, met by a
volley at such range, stagger and through
the smoke are seen to fall back a few
paces. Instantly MacPherson rushes out
from the square, and lefore his comrades
or the enemy have time to interfere he is
again in the midst of his comrades, trem
bling and pale, but bearing in his arm the
young Arab, who still grasps the banner
he plucked from the dead leader's hand.
The Arabs, mightily thinned in that last
brush, fall away. The fight is over and
the men crowding around MacPherson,
who is bathing the wounded Arab's thigh
where his bullet entered, ask what it all
Roberts, who is under the impression
that the banner was the prize coveted by
MacPherson and t hat his care for the Arab
is an afterthought remarks that the game
was hardly worth the caudle, but Mac
Pherson, looking-up for a moment, says,
pointing to the wounded Arab:
Instantly the men, most of whom nave
heard the story of the colonel's bereave
ment, crowd around the stretcher. Sure
enough, the resemblance cannot be dis
puted. "See," says MacPherson, becoming less
constrained as the intense strain of the
last few minutes is relaxed, "I can trace
on the back of his right hand the outlines
of an anchor. I rtmemlier when he put it
on he was a very small cub. His hand
looked as if it was poisoned, and he came
to me and got me to scraiie most of the
ink out again. That's why the mark is so
faint. Rolierts, send a man out there to
bring in t he big fellow I shot. That was
Aboo, and I think you will find a bullet
in his head."
The hist words are spoken faintly, and
MacPherson falls back into the arms of a
soldier. Where he stood there is a pool of
blood, and on examination it is found that
he, too, has been wounded in the thigh.
They were an odd looking pair, the broth
ers, as they walked together in the garden
of the armv hospital at Cairo. It was for
tunate that Jack knew Arabic, for his long
lost brother had to learn English over
again, having heard never a word of hia
mother tongue from the night when Aboo,
after gagging him, tumbled him into the
boat lying astern of the dehabeeh until his
brother's bullet brongbt him back to civili
sation. Of his wanderings he could tell
little except that his captor and be had
been wayfarers for years in the Soudan
and along the desert high ways untJt the
insurrection broke out, when be was
pressed into the mahdi's service. Aboo be
ing a volunteer: After awhile, he told hia
brother, be became rather fond of fighting.,
"Imphm!" said the colonel, as his elder!
son translated these remarks, "there is
some of the MacPherson in him yet, then."
He nodded paternally toward Bob, and
then turning to Jack said tenderly: "God
bless you, my boy. for bringing back my
Benjamin even, with a bullet!" Toronto
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