chap, xxxvi DONABYU STORMED
Prome in January 1853 with a force of 1000 men, and after a most exhausting march through the jungle, in which the troops were constantly exposed to the bullets of a hidden foe, and were decimated by cholera, the strongly defended fortress of the robber-chief was taken by assault. This was-one of the most brilliant engagements in the war. Under the walls of Donabyu, Ensign, now Lord Wolseley, was wounded. Myat-htoon escaped, but his fastness was destroyed. In evidence of the terror in which he had held the coimtry, 900 boats,, crowded with people, came out of hiding in the creeks and put themselves under the protection of the English.
British arms had conquered Pegu ; it now remained for British government to give peace, order, and prosperity to a country which had for centuries been distracted by misgovern-ment and ravaged by civil war.
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