On The 16th, Some Of The
Released Captives And Myself Started For Dalanta, Where We Waited A Few
All had joined; and on the 21st, after Sir Robert Napier had
presented us to our deliverers, we proceeded on
Our way to the coast,
and reached Zulla on the 28th of May.
Looking back now, a free man in a free country, the past appears
to me like a horrible dream, a kind of missing link in my life; and
when I remember that our deliverance was followed so shortly
afterwards by the self-destruction of the passionate despot who
held us in his power, I can find no truer solution to this difficult
problem, than the words inscribed by the warm-hearted countrymen
of Kerans, on the banner that floated at Ahascragh to welcome his
return, "God is good, who set you free."
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