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The Dash for Khartoum A Tale of Nile Expedition   By: (1832-1902)

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THE DASH FOR KHARTOUM:

A TALE OF THE NILE EXPEDITION.

BY

G. A. HENTY,

Author of "With Clive in India;" "True to the Old Flag;" "Bonnie Prince Charlie;" "By Sheer Pluck;" "Facing Death;" "One of the 28th;" &c.

WITH TEN PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS BY JOSEPH NASH, R.I. AND JOHN SCHĂ–NBERG.

LONDON:

BLACKIE & SON, LIMITED, 49 OLD BAILEY, E.C. GLASGOW, EDINBURGH, AND DUBLIN.

MR. HENTY'S HISTORICAL TALES.

Crown 8vo, Cloth elegant, Olivine edges. Each Book is beautifully Illustrated.

THE CAT OF BUBASTES: A Story of Ancient Egypt. 5 s. THE YOUNG CARTHAGINIAN: A Story of the Times of Hannibal. 6 s. FOR THE TEMPLE: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem. 6 s. BERIC THE BRITON: A Story of the Roman Invasion. 6 s. THE LION OF ST. MARK: A Story of Venice in the 14th Century. 6 s. THE LION OF THE NORTH: A Tale of Gustavus Adolphus. 6 s. THE DRAGON AND THE RAVEN: Or, The Days of King Alfred. 5 s. IN FREEDOM'S CAUSE: A Story of Wallace and Bruce. 6 s. ST. GEORGE FOR ENGLAND: A Tale of Cressy and Poitiers. 5 s. BY PIKE AND DYKE: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic. 6 s. UNDER DRAKE'S FLAG: A Tale of the Spanish Main. 6 s. ORANGE AND GREEN: A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick. 5 s. BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE: A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden. 6 s. THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE: Or, With Peterborough in Spain. 5 s. IN THE REIGN OF TERROR: The French Revolution. 5 s. WITH WOLFE IN CANADA: Or, The Winning of a Continent. 6 s. WITH CLIVE IN INDIA: Or, The Beginnings of an Empire. 6 s. TRUE TO THE OLD FLAG: The American War of Independence. 6 s. HELD FAST FOR ENGLAND: A Tale of the Siege of Gibraltar. 5 s. ONE OF THE 28TH: A Story of Waterloo. 5 s. IN GREEK WATERS: A Story of the Grecian War. 6 s. THROUGH THE FRAY: A Story of the Luddite Riots. 6 s. BY SHEER PLUCK: A Tale of the Ashanti War. 5 s. FOR NAME AND FAME: Or, Through Afghan Passes. 5 s. WITH LEE IN VIRGINIA: A Story of the American Civil War. 6 s. THE DASH FOR KHARTOUM: A Tale of the Nile Expedition. 6 s. CONDEMNED AS A NIHILIST: A Story of Escape from Siberia. 5 s.

LONDON: BLACKIE & SON, LIMITED; GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH.

PREFACE.

MY DEAR LADS,

The story of the Nile Expedition is so recent that no word of introduction is necessary to the historical portion of the tale. The moral, such as it is, of the story of the two lads brought up as brothers is Never act in haste, for repentance is sure to follow. In this case great anxiety and unhappiness were caused through a lad acting as he believed for the best, but without consulting those who had every right to a voice in the matter. That all came right in the end in no way affects this excellent rule, for all might have gone wrong. We are often misled by a generous impulse, more often perhaps than by an evil one, but the consequences may be just as serious in the one case as the other. When in trouble you should always go freely to your best friends and natural advisers, and lay the case fully before them. It may be that, if the trouble has arisen from your own fault, you will have to bear their temporary displeasure, but this is a small thing in comparison with the permanent injury that may arise from acting on your own impulse. In most cases, cowardice lies at the bottom of concealment, and cowardice is of all vices the most contemptible; while the fear of the displeasure of a parent has ruined many a boy's life. Therefore, when you are in serious trouble always go to your best friend, your father, and lay the case frankly and honestly before him; for you may be sure that present displeasure and even punishment are but small things in comparison with the trouble that may arise from trying to get out of the difficulty in other ways.

Yours sincerely,

G. A. HENTY

CONTENTS.

CHAP. Page

I. MIXED! 11

II. AT CHELTENHAM, 27

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