All around he heard his comrades sobbing with joy.
While the patient fellah, resigned to the decrees Of the Almighty, saw the ruling Egyptian class hurry away from Cairo, he saw also those of his comrades who were stricken tenderly nursed, soothed in deaths struggles, and in many cases actually washed, laid out and interred by their new self-sacrificing and determined masters.
This had been hailed with joy by all who had been his comrades in his days of Francis I.
The soldiers without turning their heads glanced at one another, curious to see their comrades' impression.
Meantime the southern districts abandoned by Potgieter and his comrades were occupied by other Boers.