Kusel met Burton (pictured right and below) the second time in April 1878 when he returned from the Midian expedition.
"Lady Burton had arrived from Trieste to meet him him. I had the pleasure of making her acquaintance in Cairo.
"Sir Richard struck me as a wonderful man, with enormous personality, he reminded me of Gordon Pasha** in his frank outspokeness; his knowledge was amaing, and strangely enough he was very superstitious, which is a common failing among people who have lived and been intimately connected with the nations of the East.
"We conversed in Arabic, and I regret extremely that I did not see more of him. He had, I remember a favourite saying, viz. 'Shawir Hunna - wa Khalif Hunna,' which means -
"'Ask their advice, ye men of wit,
"'And always do the opposite.'"
* Burton later published 'The Gold-Mines of Midian and The Ruined Midianite Cities. A Fortnight's Tour in Northwestern Arabia' (1878)
The Gold-Mines Of Midian And The Ruined Midianite Cities: A Fortnight's Tour In Northwestern Arabia
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: A Biography
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered the Kama Sutra, and Brought the Arabian Nights to the West
The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton
** This is a reference to Major-General Charles George Gordon (1833–1885), known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha and Gordon of Khartoum.