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him to return to Acre, but he declared he would sooner perish than retreat an inch.
“The 13th of April, 1773, the army of Grand Cairo appeared in the presence of his camp. He immediately ranged his troops in order of battle. Scheik Lebi and Scheik Crim had the command of the left wing. The right he gave to Tentaoui, and placed his infantry in the center. Having made these able dispositions and exhorted the chiefs to fight valiantly, he made them convey him to his tent, for he was too weak to fit on horseback. The battle began at eleven in the morning. Both parties charged with fury, and in spite of the inferiority of Ali's troops, they at first had the advantage. Scheik Lebi and Scheik Crim gloriously repulsed the Egyptian cavalry. Tentaoui, at the head of the brave Mamalukes, overthrew every thing before him. Vićtory was declaring for Ali, when the Mograbi, those mercenary troops, invariably led by the allurement of gain, suffered themselves to be corrupted by the splendid promises of Abou Dahab, and passed over to his fide. The fortune of the day was changed. The fugitives rallied, and having now but three thousand men to contend with, they environed them on every fide, and slew a great numbcr of them. The generous Tentaoui could not survive his defeat. He precipitated himself into the middle of their squadrons, and fell, covcred with wounds, on a heap of dead, whom he had sacrificed. Scheik I ebi, the valiant son of the prince of Acre defended himself for a long time with his Arabs, and died combating. Scheik Crim, opening himself a passage through the Egyptian ranks, rode full speed to the tent of Ali, and
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