Now was the only chance for a small steamer to try to get to Dongola, where it would be in safety.
The results of the movement of the gunboats to Dongola must, however, be looked for at Hafir.
Since Dongola we had on board a pair of the pretty little island cattle in addition to the pony.
The news of the fall of Dongola created a panic in Omdurman.
The boat stopped but a few hours at Dongola, which had for a time been the headquarters of the advanced force.
The forces in Dongola could be quickly concentrated on any threatened point.
In consequence of the rising of the Dervishes Egypt evacuated Dongola in 1886.
For the present the operations were limited to the recapture of Dongola.
Even so, a prompt advance on Dongola and thence on Berber would probably have saved the situation at the eleventh hour.
Dongola, we were told, was but a few hours distant from this place.