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
















































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Theodore writes to Mr. Rassam about Mr. Flad and the Artisans - His
two Letters contrasted - General Merewether arrives at Massowah - Page 3
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Theodore Writes To Mr. Rassam About Mr. Flad And The Artisans - His Two Letters Contrasted - General Merewether Arrives At Massowah

- Danger of sending Letters to the Coast - Ras Engeddah brings us a few Stores - Our Garden - Successful Results of Vaccination

At Magdala - Our Day Guard again - Second Rainy Season - The Chiefs are Jealous - The Ras and his Council - Damash, Hailo, Daily Life during Rainy Season - Two Prisoners attempt to Escape - The Knout in Abyssinia - A Dying Man's Prophecy

CHAPTER XIV.

Second Rainy Season ends - Scarcity and dearness of Provisions - Meshisha and Comfou plot their Escape - They succeed - Theodore is robbed - Damash pursues the Fugitives - The Night Attack - The Galla War-cry, and the "Sauve qui peut" - The Wounded left on the Field - Hospitality of the Gallas - Theodore's Letter on the Subject - Mastiate's Troubles - Wakshum Gabra Medhin - Sketch of Gobaz's Career - He invites the Co-operation of the Bishop in seizing Magdala - The Bishop's plan - All the rival Chiefs intrigue for the Amba - Mr. Rassam's Influence overrated

CHAPTER XV.

Death of Abouna Salama - Sketch of his Life and Career - Grievances of Theodore against him - His Imprisonment at Magdala - The Wallo Gallas - Their Habits and Customs - Menilek appears with an Army in the Galla Country - His Policy - Advice sent to him by Mr. Rassam - He invests Magdala, and fires a _feu-de-joie_ - The Queen's behavior - Steps taken by the Chiefs - Our Position not improved - The Effects of Smoke on Menilek - Our Disappointment followed by great Joy - We receive news of the Landing of British Troops

CHAPTER XVI.

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