Omar Shakhti is a prosperous cotton merchant who lives outside Cairo. He is well-connected with the upper reaches of Egyptian society and is known to be friends with the royal family. Publicly non-political, he has gotten along well with the British, …
Edouard Gavigan was the head of the Fondation Aubrey Penhew, which was headquartered in Paris. He had been the protege of Sir Aubrey Penhew, and upon his death Gavigan was named the head of the charitable foundation established by Sir Aubrey's will.