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On General Gordon. 1892
I have often wondered at Gordon; in his place I should have acted differently.
It was optional with Gordon to live or die; he preferred to die; I should have lived, ie do not realise how ready, nay eager, they were to do so. Gordon said to an interviewer, before starting, The moment it is le.
It would not have been difficult to get to Berber, if Gordon had started without delay, in fact, as soon as he had fort the garrison, the garrison would have been rescued!
When Gordon started, this is what he undertook to do; there was no thof sending a rescue expedition.
It was failure all round — Gordon failed first, then Gladstone and the Government.
But I inion, because it is not permitted in England to criticise Gordon; and, besides, he was a true hero, and he died nobly.
That silences one: nevertheless, I hold that Gordon need not have died!
Henry Morton Stanley large shall his name be writ,