Who could this visitor have been whom he meets in the street of Tewfikieh, and who must come so secretly to Wadi Halfa?
But what was he doing at Wadi Halfa, masquerading with this itinerant troupe?
It was read out to him by Calder, who had obtained leave to come down from Wadi Halfa with his friend.
Prokesch copied one in the ruins of Wadi Halfa, splendid in blue and gold, with a serpent wound round it.
"To Wadi Halfa," said Feversham, pointing westwards over his shoulder.
Calder was the one man in Wadi Halfa who could claim something like intimacy with Durrance.
It was generally rumoured that he was the Pasha of Wadi Halfa.
Wadi Halfa was the military station, Tewfikieh a little frontier town to the north separated from Halfa by a mile of river-bank.
I have seen his likeness enshrined in wattle huts at Omdurman and Wadi Halfa.
He saw you in Wadi Halfa, and he heard that you had gone south into the desert.