Sentence Examples

  • Of the rulers who had submitted to Ismail, Nair Mimr, the mek of Shendi, had been compelled to follow in the suite of the Egyptians as a sort of hostage, and this man entertained deep hatred of the pasha.
  • On Ismail's return to Shendi, October 1822, he demanded of the mek r000 slaves to be supplied in two days.
  • The mek, promising compliance, invited Ismail and his chief officers to a feast in his house, around which he had piled heaps of straw.
  • Whilst the Egyptians were feasting the mek set fire to the straw and Ismail and all his companions were burnt to death.
  • Hearing of Ismail's murder the Defterdar marched to Shendi, defeated the forces of the mek, and took terrible revenge upon the inhabitants of Metemma and Shendi, most of the inhabitants, including women and children, being burnt alive.

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