The Four Feathers

Harry saves Jack from the massive battle at Abu Klea. Jack returns to England and one of his friends tells him that he saw Harry in Sudan and that he returned one of the feathers. Harry turns himself in to the enemy (the Mahdi) and is thrown in prison (to search for his friend Trench and escape). With the help of About Fatma, Harry and Trench escape from the Mahdi prison. They are pursued and the three of them survive. Harry returns to England; talks a bit with Jack and Ethne. Jack realizes it was Harry who rescued him from the battle at Abu Klea. In the final scene, it is somewhat suggested that Harry and Ethne get back together... or maybe they just remain friends and Ethne will marry Jack...


Continuity mistake: In the scene just after the Mahdi forces are 'retreating,' a drummer boy drums the square to open to let the skirmishers out. If you look behind the drummer boy however there seems to be a fight going on behind him although the Mahdi forces have retreated.

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Harry Faversham: When something like this happens you are lost. You don't know who you are anymore and what you're capable of. Unless I do something this is always how people will remember me. A feather. And that is how I will always see myself: a coward. All I know is that I can't live with myself like this.

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