The exact terms of the treaty were disputed, but undoubtedly the Italians tried by this means to reduce menelik to vassalage.
menelik is described by Prince Henry as an intelligent, good-humored man, of about forty years of age.
The end was all that our kind host could wish, for the menelik won by three minutes.
This information is particularly interesting when we realize that menelik is the king of a savage nation.
menelik questioned the Prince about the French President, and seemed fully acquainted with everything concerning him.