chapter  IV
Anti-Slavery “Prohibition” and “Regulation”
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T h e War Office gave its consent to Gordon’s acceptance of the post offered him. He arrived in Cairo on 6th February, 1 8 74. Ismail made a favourable impression upon him. “ The Khedive is an honest fellow,” he observed in a letter to a friend, “ and I like him very much, but I will not give it to the others.” 1 He threw a bomb into the midst of “ the others ” by fixing his salary at £2,000 a year, and refusing to accept the £10,000 per annum which his predecessor had received.