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384 TRAVELS TO DISCOVER


CHAP. VI.

Transactions at Teawa continued — A Moullah and Sherriffe arrive from Beyla — News from Ras el Feel and Sennaar — An Eclipse of the Moon — Leave Teawa,

WE went to the door, through the several apartments, very much upon our guard, for there was no person to light us out, and we were afraid of some treachery or ambush in the antichamber and dark passages; but we met nobody; and were, even at the outer gate, obliged to open the door ourselves. Without the gate there were about twenty people gathered together, but none of them with arms; and, by the half words and expressions they made use of, we could judge they were not the Shekh's friends. They followed us for a little, but dispersed before we arrived at our house. Soliman, my servant, told me by the way, that the Moullah was arrived, and that the Shekh of