The monthly pay of the mulazemin consists of half a Dervish dollar, and, every fortnight, one-eighth of an ardeb of dhurra.
Every horse-owner is entitled to half an ardeb of dhurra from the beit el mal.
In Dongola and Berber the price of dhurra rose to one hundred dollars an ardeb.
It was fortunate that the Negus had posted on his left wing the troops that had learnt our mode of fighting at ardeb.
The commonest food, known as "dokhn" (a kind of millet) rose to 150 dollars, and eventually to 500 dollars the ardeb.