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  • Gen. Charles Gordon: And when the Mahdi floats me down the Nile, the government will assume a pained expression and say to Her Majesty and the churchmen and the antislavery people "Well, we did the best we could. We sent Gordon."
    Gen. Charles Gordon: And when the Mahdi floats me down the Nile, the government will assume a pained expression and say to Her Majesty and the churchmen and the antislavery people, 'Well, we did the best we could. We sent Gordon.'
    Mr. Gladstone: Precisely.
    Gen. Charles Gordon: And that will be the end of Gordon. But not of Gladstone.
    Mr. Gladstone: In a nutshell!
    Gen. Charles Gordon: Well I must say, Mr. Gladstone ... you're hardly a bore.
    Gen. Charles Gordon: Well I must say, Mr. Gladstone, you're hardly a bore.


  • Col. J.D.H. Stewart: The disaster, Sir, has little to do with the loss of ten thousand men; it's their arms. Egypt was unequal to the challenge of these tribesmen when they had scarcely a pistol to call their own. What will she do now?


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