?" "Yes. You, Colonel Sahib, and you, Kathlyn Mem-sahib, and you, Bruce
Sahib, will without difficulty act the parts." "Good!" said Ahmed
bitterly. "The three of them will rush into the royal box, seize Winnie
Mem-sahib, and carry her off from under the very noses of Umballa, the
council and the soldiers!" "My friend Ahmed is bitter," replied Ramabai
patiently. "Ai, ai! I had Umballa in my hands and let him go! Pardon me,
Ramabai; I am indeed bitter." "But who will suggest this animal scheme
to Umballa?" inquired Bruce. "I." Ramabai salaamed. "You will walk into
the lion's den?" "The jackal's," Ramabai corrected. "God help me! If I
only had a few men!" groaned the colonel, raising his hands to heaven.
"You will be throwing away your life uselessly, Ramabai," said Kathlyn.
"No. Umballa and I will understa