chapter  XV
The End of Gordon’s First Mission to the Sudan
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T H E END OF GORDON’S F IR ST M ISSION TO T H E SUDAN

B e f o r e they left the Cairo railway station Gordon consulted his “ black imp ” , his trusted and outspoken secretary, Berzati. They both came to the conclusion that as Tewfik Pasha’s invitation had been extended in good faith it should be accepted. So the soldier went to the Palace instead of to Shepheard’s Hotel.