A Narrative Of Captivity In Abyssinia With Some Account Of The Late Emperor Theodore,  His Country And People By Henry Blanc
















































 -                 A NARRATIVE OF CAPTIVITY IN ABYSSINIA;

                         WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF
                      THE LATE EMPEROR THEODORE,
                       HIS COUNTRY AND PEOPLE.

                        BY HENRY - Page 1
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A NARRATIVE OF CAPTIVITY IN ABYSSINIA;

WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LATE EMPEROR THEODORE, HIS COUNTRY AND PEOPLE.

BY HENRY BLANC, M.D., M.R.C.S.E., F.A.S.L., ETC.,

STAFF ASSISTANT-SURGEON HER MAJESTY'S BOMBAY ARMY, (LATELY ON SPECIAL DUTY IN ABYSSINIA.)

CONTENTS

PREFACE

CHAPTER I.

The Emperor Theodore - His Rise and Conquests - His Army and Administration - Causes of his Fall - His Personal Appearance and Character - His Household and Private Life

CHAPTER II.

Europeans in Abyssinia - Bell and Plowden - Their Career and Deaths - Consul Cameron - M. Lejean - M. Bardel and Napoleon's Answer to Theodore - The Gaffat People - Mr. Stern and the Djenda Mission - State of Affairs at the End of 1863

CHAPTER III.

Imprisonment of Mr. Stern - Mr. Kerans arrives with Letters and Carpet - Cameron, with his Followers, is put in Chains - M. Bardel returns from the Soudan - Theodore's Dealings with Foreigners - The Coptic Patriarch - Abdul Rahman Bey - The Captivity of the Europeans explained

CHAPTER IV.

News of Cameron's Imprisonment reaches Home - Mr. Rassam is selected to proceed to the Court of Gondar, and is accompanied by Dr. Blanc - Delays and Difficulties in communicating with Theodore - Description of Massowah and its Inhabitants - Arrival of a Letter from the Emperor

CHAPTER V.

From Massowah to Kassala - The Start - The Habab - Adventures of M. Marcopoli - The Beni Amer - Arrival at Kassala - The Nubian Mutiny - Attempt of De Bisson to found a Colony in the Soudan

CHAPTER VI.

Departure from Kassala - Sheik Abu Sin - Rumours of Theodore's Defeat by Tisso Gobaze - Arrival at Metemma - Weekly Market - The Takruries at Drill - Their Foray into Abyssinia - Arrival of Letters from Theodore

CHAPTER VII.

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