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THE

ENGLISH IN EGYPT

ENGLAND AND THE MAHDI

ARABI AND THE SUEZ CANAL

BY

LIEUT.-COLONEL HENNEBERT

(PARIS)

TRANSLATED BY PERMISSION

BY

BERNARD PAUNCEFOTE

LONDON

W. H. ALLEN & CO., 13, WATERLOO PLACE
PALL MALL, S.W.

1884

e. 3.

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THE

ENGLISH IN EGYPT.

ENGLAND AND THE MAHDI.

I.

NORTH-EAST AFRICA.

ENGLAND, with her immense Colonies, is incessantly stretching her hands towards new shores. It is, therefore, not surprising that she should have cast her eyes on this African Continent, which some day ought to form part of the civilized world. On every coast she has possessions or settlements; she dips into every river; her bold travellers explore every region. The British Government have valuable coadjutors in the African Civilization Society, the Church Society, the African Exploration Fund, the London Missionary Society, and so many other asso

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