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HUMILIATING SITUATION. 131
The appearance of Daendels cut short the deljate, and for a moment tlie assembled group seemed turned to stone, so petrified were they b}' the un- expected appearance of this brave man, who walked straight up to the Sultan, and, seizing him by the arm, compelled the astonished monarch to accom- pany him.
The situation, as may be well imagined, must have been a very humiliating one for the crafty Sultan, who, doubtless, would have offered some resistance, were it not for his knowledge of a European force then encamped outside the town. Making, therefore, the best of it, now that he coukl no longer frame any excuse, he ordered tlu; Gamakui and musicians to proceed ; and, followed bv his suite, k-ft the castle with Daendels. .Anxious to nud'Cc it ap])car it was a voluntary act on his J)art, he at once signed the treaty with tlic Dutch, which he had so long endeavoured to avoid.