Only the Sirdar knew—and gave Fenton leave of absence for a few days.
"This is where Gordon used to stand," the Sirdar stopped us near the parapet.
Would the Sirdar mind giving me a few details about the fighting on the 17th?
It was the 1897 campaign which put all these places into the Sirdar's hands.
The Sirdar had but to ask, to receive all the material and men he wished for.
On my way in I met the Sirdar, out, as usual, on an inspecting tour.
In such a conflict the Sirdar's losses would have been great.
On that date the Sirdar went by steamer to the front, direct to Wad Habeshi.
Again, as the sequel showed, the Sirdar's star was in the ascendant.
Once more the Sirdar's army had to spend an uncomfortable night.