The Engineer officers displayed qualities of tact and temper: their director was cool and indefatigable.
Two of the Engineer subalterns--Polwhele and Cator--out of the eight concerned in the laying of the Dongola and the Desert railways had died.
Two were engineering students and the third was a student in the college of agriculture, all working their way through college.
AN EPISODE OF THE REBELLION-THE ENGINEER CYRUS SMITH—GIDEON SPILETT—THE NEGRO NEB—THE SAILOR PENCROFF—THE YOUTH, HERBERT—AN UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL—RENDEZVOUS AT 10 O’CLOCK P.M.—DEPARTURE IN THE STORM.
IIAn Episode of the Rebellion—The Engineer Cyrus Smith—Gideon Spilett—The Negro Neb—The Sailor Pencroft—The Youth, Herbert—An Unexpected Proposal—Rendezvous at 10 O’clock P.M.—Departure in the Storm.
The engineer Smith could not have been aided by comrades more intelligent, or more devoted and zealous.
FROM BOILER-ROOM TO CHIEF ENGINEER'S OFFICE G---- manifested very early indications of the lure of machinery for him.
For many, then, this book has been a source of fascination, surely one of the most influential novels ever written, an inspiration for such scientists and discoverers as engineer Simon Lake, oceanographer William Beebe, polar traveler Sir Ernest Shackleton.
10 " Engineers Detachment of Royal Engineers The Flotilla: COMMANDER KEPPEL 1898 Class Armoured Screw Gunboats (3): the Sultan, the Melik, the Sheikh each carrying: 2 Nordenfeldt guns 1 quick-firing 12-pounder gun 1 Howitzer 4 Maxims 1896 Class Armoured Screw Gunboats (3): the Fateh, The Naser, the Zafir each carrying: 1 quick-firing 12-pounder gun 2 6-pounder guns 4 Maxims Old Class Armoured Stern-wheel Gunboats (4): the Tamai, the Hafir*, the Abu Klea, the Metemma each carrying: 1 12-pounder gun 2 Maxim-Nordenfeldt guns Steam Transport 5 Steamers: The Dal, The Akasha, the Tahra, The Okma, the Kaibar *The steamer El Teb, wrecked at the Fourth Cataract in 1897, had been refloated, and to change the luck was renamed Hafir.
We could just as well have crossed the Platte on the engineer bridge, and then they couldn't have spotted us.