It was only for an instant, because daman turned away at once to shake hands with Lingard.
So daman went to see Tengga who detained him a very long time.
"But daman cares," remarked Hassim to Lingard, when relating what took place.
Hassim had told him the two white men had been taken by their captors to daman's camp.
They had not needed for that the faint warning murmur from daman.
Why, asked daman, did these strange whites travel so far from their country?
daman, the son of a dog, has suddenly made prisoners two of my own people.
Belarab believes in me no doubt, but daman trusts no man on earth.
Belarab murmured, "You ought to have allowed me to make friends with daman last night."
Beyond the rows of heads daman under the tree had folded his arms on his breast.