Captain Iris and Lieutenant Payne, brother officers in the British army, are commanded to report for duty in the Soudan. Hasty preparations are made and the two young soldiers, with their escort, begin their weary march across the hot desert sands. They finally reach an oasis, where a halt is made and the long line of soldiers with their camels and horses are given an opportunity for a brief rest. A quarrel ensues between the two officers and the Lieutenant is struck down suddenly. Through the treachery of their Arab guide the camp is attacked, their horses and camels stolen and the soldiers are massacred by a hundred murderous savages of the desert. Believing the Captain to be the only survivor, the Arabs take him captive to their stronghold in the hills. Years elapse. A caravan is seen slowly winding across the desert. It is part of Kitchener's victorious army passing over the Soudan. A strange creature is seen in the immediate foreground, a snake is crawling along the sands, the ...
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