Plattsmouth weekly herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1882-1892, August 25, 1887, Page 6, Image 6

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rrnon or
qui to young. nen no Cc oppowto to us no
liulU'd, put down the basket ami Htruclc tho
Fpiko of liia p:ar Into the ground, bo that it
stood upright.
"Let us talk," licsaiiL "The first meRSPngcr
wo sent to you could not talk and he pointed
to the head which lay upon the paving of tho
fitoep a ghastly night in tho moonlight; "but
I have words to Bprak if yo havo ears to hoar.
Also I lring presents," and he pointed to the
basket and laughed with on air of swaggering
insolence that is perfectly indescribable, and
yet which one could not but admire, seoiug
that ho was uurroundod by enemies.
"Say on," said Mr. Mackenzie.
"I am the 'Lygonuni' " (war captain) "of a
part of tho Masai of the Ouasa Ambonl. I
and my men followed these three whito men,"
and ho pointed to Sir Henry, Good, and my
self, "but they were too clover for us, and
escaped hithor. Wo havo a quarrel with
them, an .l aro going to kill thorn."
"Aro you, my friend f said I to myself.
"In following theso men wo this morning
caught two bluck men, 0110 black woman, n
whito donkey, and u whito girl. Ono of the
bluck mon we killed there la his head upon
tho pavement; tho other ran away. Tho
black woman, the littlo whito girl, and tho
whito ass wo took and brought with us. In
proof thereof have I brought this basket that
Bhe carried. Is it not thy daughter's basket i"
Mr. Mackenzie nodded, and tho warrior
went on.
"Good I With theo and thy daughter wo
havo no quarrel, nor do wo wish to harm
thco, save as to thy cattle, which wo havo
ulroady gathered, 340 hoad a beast for every
man's father."
Hero Mr. Mackcnzio gavo a groan, aa ho
greatly valued this herd of cattlo, which he
bred with much caro and trouble.
"So, save for tho cattlo, thou mayst go
free; moro esjiecially," ho added, frankly,
glancing at the wall, "as this place would bo
a diflloult ono to tako. But as to theso men
It is otherwise; wo have followed them for
eight days, and must kill them. Wcro wo to
return to our kraal without having done so,
all tho girls would mako a mock of us. So,
however troublesome it may bo, they must
"Now, I havo a proposition for thine ear.
Wo would not harm tho little girl; she is too
' fair to harm, and has besides, a bravo spirit.
Give us ono of theso three men a lifo for a
life and wo will let her go and throw in tho
black woman with her also. This is a fair
offer, whito man. Wo ask but for ono, not
for tho throe; wo must tako another oppor
tunity to kill the other two. I do not even
pick my man, though I should prefer tho big
ono," pointing to Sir Henry; "ho looks
strong, and would die moro slowly."
"And if I say I will not yield tho manf
Eaid Mr. Mackenzie.
"Nay, say not so, whito man," answered
the Masai, "for then thy daughter dies at
dawn, and the woman with her says thou
hast no other child. Wero sho older I would
take her for a servant; but as sho is so young
I will slay her with my own hand ay, with
this very spear. Thou canst como and see
an' thou wilt. I givo theo a safo conduct,"
and tho fiend laughed aloud at hid brutal
Meanwhile I had been thinking rapidly,
as one does in emergencies, and had como to
the conclusion that I would exchange myself
against Flossie. I scarcely like to mention
the matter for fear it should bo milfn dor
Stood. Pray do not let any one be rallied
Into thinking that there was anything
heroic about this, or any such nonsense. It
was merely a matter of common seas and
common justice. My lifo was an old and worth
loss ono, hers was young and valuable. Her
death would pretty well kill her father and
mother also, whilo nobody would bo much
the worso for mine; indeed, several charitable
Institutions would have cause to rejoice there
at It was indirectly through mo that the
dear littlo girl was in her present position.
Lastly, a man was better fitted to meet death
in such a peculiarly awful form than a- sweet
young girL Not, however, that I meant to
let theso gentry torture mo to death I am
far too much of a coward to allow that,
being naturally a timid man; my plan was
to seo tho girl safely exchanged, and then to
shoot myself, trusting that tho Almighty
would take the peculiar circumstances of tho
case into consideration and pardon the act.
All this and moro went through my mind in
very few seconds.
"All right, Mackenzio," I said, "you can
tell the man that I will exchango myself
against Flossie, only I stipulate that sho shall
be safely in this house before they kill mo."
"Eh?" said Sir Henry and Good, simultane
ously. "That you don't."
"No, no," 6aid Mr. Mackenzie, "I will have
no man's blood upon my hands. If it pleaso
God that my daughter dio this awful death,
his will be done. You ore a brave man"
(which I am not by any means) "and a noble
man, Quatermara, but you shall not go."
"If nothing elso turns up I shall go," I said,
'This i3 an important matter," said Mac
kenzie, addressing tho Lygonani, "and wo
must think it over. You shall have our an
swer at dawn."
'Very well, whito man," answered the sav
age, indifferently; "only remember, if thy
answer is late thy little white bud will never
grow into a flower, that is all, for I shall cut
it with this," and he touched the spear. "I
should have thought that thou wouldst play a
trick and attack us at night, but I know from
the woman with the girl that your men are
down at the coast, and that thou hast but
twenty men here. It is not wise, whito
man," be added with a laugh, "to keep so
small a garrison for your 'boraa'" (kraal).
"Well, good night, and good night to you
also, other white men, whose eyelids I shall
soon close once and for alL At dawn thou
wilt bring me word. If not, remember it
shall bo as I have said." Then turning to
Umslopogaas, who had all the while been
standing behind him, and shepherding him,
as it were, "Open the door for me, fellow,
quick now."
This was too much for the old chiefs
patience. For the last ten minuses bis lips
Lad been, figuratively speaking, positively
watering over the Masai Lygonani, and this
he could not stand. Placing his long hand on
the Elmoran's shoulder, he griped him and
gave him such a twist as brought him face to
face with himself. Then, thrusting his fierce
countenance to within a few inches of the
Masai's evil, feather framed features, he said,
in a low, growling voice:
"Seest thou me?"
"Ay, fellow, I see thee."
"And seest thou this?" and ho held Inkosi
kaas before bis eyes.
"Ay, fellow, I see the toy; what of it?"
"Thou Masai dog, thou boasting windbag,
thou capturer of little girls, with this 'toy
will I hew thee limb from limb. Weil for
thee that thou art a herald, or even now
would I Btrew thy members about the grass."
The Masai shook his great spear and
laughed long and loud as he answered, "I
would that thou stoodst against me man to
man, and wo would we," and again ho turned
to go, still luughing.
"Thou shalt stand against mo man to man,'
bo not afraid," replied Umslopogaas, ftliil in
tho sumo ominous voice. "Thou nhult stand
face to faco with Uiiislojiocaaa, of the blood
of Chaka, of tho jxjoplo of tho Amazulu, a
captain in tho regiment of tho Nkoiuabakosi,
as many havo done Ix.'foro, and bow thyself
to Inkosi kaas, as many havo dono before.
Ay, laugh on, laugh onl to-morrow niht
shall tho jackals laugh as they crunch thy
"To-morrow nirht shall tho jackals laugh
as they crunch your ribs."
When tho Lygonani had gone, ono of us
thought of opening tho basket he had brought
as a proof that Flossie was really their pris-
oner. On lifting the lid, it was found to
contain a most lovely specimen of both bulb
and flower of the Goya lily,. which I have
already described, in full blooni and quite
uninjured, and what was moro, a note in
Flossio'a childish liaiui, written in pencil upon
a greasy piece of paper that had been used to
wrap up some food in.
Dearest Fattier and Mother," ran tho note
"Tho Masai caught us when wo wero coming
home with the luy. I tried to escape, but could
not. They tailed Tom; the other man ran away,
They have BOt Lurt nurso and me, but say that
they mean t aKchango ua against one of Mr.
Quatcrmnin's party. I will have nothing of the
sort. Do not lut anybody give his life for mo
Try and attack them at night; they are going to
feast on three bullocks they buvo stolen and
killed. I havo my pistol, and if no help comes
by dawn I will shoot myself. They shall not kill
mo. If so, remoialier mo always, dearest father
and mother. I am very frightened, but I trust iu
God. I dare not write any more, as they are be
ginning to notice. Goodby. Flossie."
Scrawled across tho outside of this was,
"Lovo to Mr. Qautermain. They ore going
to take up tho basket, so ho will get tho lily."
When I read theso words, written by that
bravo littlo girl in an hour of danger sufil
cienHy near and horriblo to havo turned tho
brain of a strong man, I own I wept, and
onco moro in my heart I vowed that sho
should not dio whllo my lifo could bo given to
save her.
Then eagerly, qufcjkly, ahnost fiercely, wo
foil to discussing the situation. Again I said
that I would go, and again Mackenzio nega
tived it, and Curtis and Good, like the true
men that they are, vowed that, if I did, they
would go with mo, and die back to back with
"It is," I said at last, "absolutely necessary
that an effort of some sort should bo made
beforo tho morning."
"Then let us attack them with what f orco
we can muster, and take our chance," said
Sir Henry.
"Ay ay," growled Umslopogaas, in Zulu;
'spoken liko a man, Incubu. What Is there
to bo afraid of? Two hundred and fifty
Masai, forsooth 1 How many are we? The
chief there" (Mr. Mackenzie) "has twenty
men, and thou,' Macumazahn, hast five men,
and there are also five white men that is,
thirty men in all enough, enough. Listen
now, Macumazahn, thou who art very clever
and old in war. What says the maid? These
men eat and make merry; let it be their fu
neral feast. What said the dog whom I hope
to how down at daybreak t That he feared
no attack because we were so few. Knowest
thou the old kraal where the men have-
camped? I saw it this morning; it is thus,"
and he drew an oval on the floor; "here is the
big entrance, filled up with" thorn bushes, and
opening on to a steep rise. Why, Incubu,
thou and I with axes will hold it against an
hundred men striving to break out ! Look,
now, thus shall the battle go. Just as the
light begins to glint upon the oxen's horns
not before, or it will be too dark, and not
later, or they will be awakening and perceive
us let Bougwan creep round with ten men
to the top tnd of the kraal, where the narrow
entrance is. Let them silently slay the sentry
there, so that he makes no sound, and stand
ready. Then, Incubu, let thee and me and
ono of tho Askari tho one with the broad
chest he is a brave mau creep to the wide
entranco that is filled with thorn bushes, and
there also slay the sentry, and armed with
battle axes, take our stand also ono on each
side of tho pathway, and one a few paces be
yond, to deal with such as pass tho twain at
tho gate. It is there that the rush will come.
That will leave sixteen men. Let theso men
bo divided into two parties, with one of
which shalt thou go, Macumazahn, and with
ono tho 'praying man' " (Mr. Mackenzie),
"and, all armed with rifles, let them make
their way one to the right side of the kraal
and one to the left; and when thou, Macuma
zahn, lowest like an ox, all shall open firo
with the guns upon the sleeping men, being
very careful cot to hit the little maid. Then
shall Bougwan at the far end and his ten men
raiso their war cry, and, springing over the
wall, put the Masai there to the sword. And it
6hall happen that, being yet heavy with food
and sleep, and bewildered by the firing of the
guns, tho falling of men and tho spears of
Bougwan, tho soldiers shall rise and rush like
wilil gamo toward the thorn stopped entrance,
and there tho bullets from either side shall
plow through them, and there shall Incubu
and tho Askari and I wait for those who
break though. Such is my plan, Macuma
zahn; if thou host a better, name it."
When ho had done, I explained to the
others such portions of this scheme m they
had failed to nnuerstand, and they all joined
with me in expressing the greatest admira
tion of the acute and skillful programme de
vised by the old Zulu, who was, indeed, in his
own savage fashion, tho finest general I ever
knew. After somo discussion wo determined
to accept the scheme as it stood, it being the
only ono possible under tho circumstances,
and giving the best chanco of success that
such a forlorn hope would admit of which,
however, considering the enormous odds and
the character of our f oo, was not very great.
"Ah, old lion I" I said to Umslopogaas,
"thou knowest how to he in wait as well as
how to bite, where to seize as well as where
to hang on."
"Ay, ay, Macumazahn," ho answered. "For
thirty years have I been a warrior, and have
seen many things. It will be a good fight
I smell blood I tell thee, I smell blood."
As may be imagined, at the very first sign
Of a Masai the entire population of the mis
sion station had sought refuge inside the stout
stono wall, and were now to b sen men,
women and countless children huddled up
together in little groups, and all talking at
onco in awi-d tones of the a wf illness of Masai
manners and customs, and of tho fate that
they hud to expoct if those bloodthirsty sav
age succoodod in getting over the stono wall,
Immediately after wo had settled upon the
outline of our plan of action as suggested L y
Umslopogaas, Mr. Mackenzie sent for four
sharp boys of from 12 to 15 years of age, and
dispatched thei to various points whence
they could keep an outlook upon the Masai
camp, with orders to report from time to
time what was going on. Other lads, and
even women, wero stationed at intervals
alojig the wall, in order to guard against tho
Ios.sibility of surprise.
After this tho -twenty men who formed his
whole available fighting force wero sum
moned by our host into tho square formed by
the house, and there, standing by tho bolo of
the great conifer, ho earnestly addressed
them and our four Askari.
"Men," said Mr. Mackenzie, after he hod
put all the circumstances of the case fully
and clearly before them, and explained to
them tho proposed plan of our forlorn hope
"men, for years I have been a good friend to
you, protecting you, teaching you, guarding
you und yours from harm, and ye havo
prospered with mo. Yo havo seen my child
the Waterlily, as ye call her grow year
by year, from tenderost infancy to tender
childhood, and from childhood on toward
maidenhood. Sho has been your children's
playmate, sho has helped to tend you when
sick, and ye have loved her."
"Wo have," said a deep voice, "and we will
dio to savo her."
"I thank you from my heart I thank you.
Sure am I that now, in this hour of darkest
trouble, now that her young life is liko to tx
cut off by cruel and savago men who of a
truth 'know not what they do' yo will strive
yojir best to save her, and to save mo and her
mother from broken hearts. Think, too, of
your own wives and children. If she dies.
her death will be followed by an attack upon
us here, acid at tho best, evon if wo hold oui
own, your houses and gardens will bo do-
stroyed and your goods and cattlo swept
' away. I am, as ye well know, a man of
peace. Never in all theso years havo I lifted
my hand to shed man's blood; but now I say
strike, strike, in tho namo of God, who bade
us protect our lives and homes. Swear tc
me," he went on, with added fervor "sweat
to mo that wbilo a man of you remains alive
yo will strive your uttermost with mo and
with theso brave white men to save the child
from a bloody and a cruel death."
"Say no more, my father," said the same
deep voice, that belonged to a stalwart elder
of the mission ; "we swear it. May wo and
ours die the death of dogs, and our bones be
thrown to the jackals and the kites, if we
break the oath 1 It is a fearful thing to do,
my father, so few to strike at so many, yet
will we do it or die in tho doing. We swear r
"Ay, thus say we all," chimed in the others.
"Thus say wo all," said L
"It ia well," went on Mr. Mackenzie. "Ye
are true men and not broken reeds to lean
on. And now wo will begin our preparations
in good earnest."
The men who were to form each little
party were carefully selected, and still more
carefully and minutely instructed as to
what was to be dona After mucn con
sideration it was agreed that the ten men led
by Good, whose duty it was to stampede the
camp, wore not to carry firearms; that is,
with the exception of Good himself, who had
a revolver as well as a short sword the
Masai "sime" which I had taken from the
body of our poor servant who was murdered
in the canoo. We roared that if they had fire
arms the result of three cross fires carried on
at onco would bo that some of our own people
would be shot; besides, it appeared to all of
us that tho work they had to do would
best be carried out with cold steel es
pecially to Umslopogaas, who was, indeed,
a great advocate of cold steel. Wo had with
us four Winchester repeating rifles, besides
half a dozen Martinis. I armed myself with
ono of the repeaters my own; an excellent
weapon for this kind of work, where great
rapidity of fire is desirable, and fitted with
ordinary flap sights, instead of the usual
cumbersome sliding mechanism which they
generally have. Mr. Mackenzie took another,
and tho two remaining ones were given to
two of his men, who understood the uso of
them and were noted shots. The Martinis and
some rifles of Mr. Mackenzie's wero served
out, together with a plentiful supply of am
munition, to the other natives who were to
form tho two parties whose duty it was to be to
open firo from separate sides of the kraal on
the sleeping Masai, and who were fortunately
all mere or less accustomed to the use of a
As for Umslopogaas, we know how he was
armed with an ax. It may bo remembered
that he, Sir Henry, and the strongest of the
Askari were to hold tho thorn stopped en
trance to tho kraal against the anticipated
rush of men striving to escape. Of course,
for such a purpose as this guns wero useless.
Therefore Sir Henry and the Askari pro
ceeded to arm themselves in like fashion. It
so happened that Mr. Mackenzie had in his
little store a selection of tho very best steel
English made hammer backed ax heads. Sir
Henry selected one of these, weighing about
two and a half pounds and very broad in the
blade, and tho Askari took another a size
smaller. After Umslopogaas had put an
extra edge on these two ax heads, wo fixed
them to three feet six helves, of which Mr.
Mackenzie fortunately had some in stock,
mado of a light but exceedingly tough native
wood, something like English ash, only more
springy. V hen two suitable helves had been
selected with great care, and the end of the
haft notched to prevent tho hand from slip
ping, tho ax heads were fixed on them as
firmly as possible, and the weapons immersed
in a bucket of water for half an hour. The
result of this was to swell the wood in the
socket in such a fashion that nothing short of
burning would get it out again. When this
important matter had been attended to by
Umslopogaas, I went into my room and pro
ceeded to open a little tin lined deal case,
which had not been undone since we left
England, and which contained what do you
think? nothing more or less than four mail
It seems almost laughable to talk of steel
shirts in these days of bullets, against which
they aro, of course, quite useless; but where
one has to do with savages, armed with
cutting weapons such as assegais or battle
axes, they afford tho most valuable protec
tion, being, if well made, quiet invulnerable
to them. I havo often thought that if only
the English government had in our savage
wars, and more especially in the Zulu war,
thought fit to servo out light steel shirts, there
would be many a man alive today who, as it
Is, is dead and forgotten.
To return: on the present occasion wo
blessed our foresight in bringing theso shirts,
and also our good luck in that they had not
been stolen by our rascally bearers when they
ran away with our goods. As Curtis had
two, and, after considerable deliberation, had
made up his mhid to wear his combination
one himself the extra three or four pounds1
weight being a matter of no account to so
strong a man, and the protection afforded to
the thighs being a very important matter to
an individual not armed with a shield of any
kind I suggested that ho should -lend the
other to Umslopogaas, who was to share the
danger and tho glory of his post. He readilj J
consented, and called the Znlu, who came
iM-uring Sir Henry's ax, which ho had now
fixed up to his satisfaction, with him. When
wo showed him the Bteol shirt, and explainod
to him that wo wanted him to wenr it, ho at
first disclinnd, Haying that ho hud fought in
his own skin for thirty years, and that ho was
not going to begin now to light in an iron
ono. Thereupon I took a heavy FjK'ar, and
spreading the shirt upon tho floor, drovo the
spear down upon it with all my strength, the
weapon rebounding without louving a mark
upon tho tempered steel. This exhibition half
converted him ; and when I pointed out to
him how necessary it was that he should not
let any old fashioned prejudices he might
possess stand in tho way of a precaution
which might preserve a valuable lifo at a
time when men wero scarce, and also that if
ho woro this blurt ho might dispense with a
shield, and so have both hands free, hoyiuldod
at once, and proceeded to invest his great
frame with tho "iron skin." And indeed,
although mado for Sir Henry, it fitted tho
great Zulu like a skin. The two men were
almost of u height; and though Curtis looked
tho bigger man, I am inclined to think that
tho difference was more imaginary than real.
the fact lioingthat, although ho was plumper
and rounder, ho was not really bigger, except
in tho arm. Umslopogaas had, comparatively
speaking, thin arm, but they wero us strong
as wire ropes. At any rate, when they both
stood, ax in hand, invested in tho brown
mail, which clung to their mighty forms liko
a web garment, showing tho swell of every
muscle and tho curve of every line, they
formed a pair that any ten men might shrink
from meeting.
It was now nearly 1 o'clock in the morning,
and tho spies reported that, after having
drunk tho blood of tho oxen and eaten enor
mous quantities of meat, tho Masai wero go
ing to sleep round their watch fires, but that
sentries had lioon posted at each opening of
tho kraal. Flossie, they added, was hitting
not far from tho wall in tho center of the
western sido of tho kraal, and by her wero the
nurso and tho white donkey, which was teth
ercd to n peg. ncr feet were bound with a
ropo, and warriors wero lying about all round
As there was absolutely nothing further
that could bo dono then wo all took some
supper and went to lio down for a couplo of
Tho bed whereon I lay wa3 near an open
window that looked on to tho veranda,
through which came an extraordinary sound
of groaning and weeping. For a timo I could
not mako out what it was, but nt last I got
up, and putting my head out of tho window
6tared about. Presently I saw a dim figure
kneeling on tho end of tho veranda and beat
ing his breast in which 1 recognized Al-
phonse. lot being able to understand his
French talk, or what on earth ho was at, I
called to him and asked him wliat he was
"Ah, monsieur," ho sighed, "I do make
prayer for the souls of those whom I shall
slay to-night."
"Indeed," I said; "then I wish that you
would do it a littlo more quietly."
Alphonso retreated, and I heard no more
of his groans. And so tho timo passed, till
at length Mr. Mackenzio called mo in a
whisper through tho window, for of course
everything had now to bo dono in tho most
nbsoluto silence. "Three o'clock," ho said;
"we must begin to movo at half past."
I told him to como in, and presently he
entered, and I am bound to say that if it had
not been that just then I had not got a laugh
anywhera about me, I should havo exploded
at tho sight he presented armed for battle.
To begin with, he had on a clergyman's black
swallow tail and a kind of broad rimmed
black felt hat, both of which ho had donned
on account, he said, of their dark color. In
his hand was the Winchester repeating rifle
wo had lent him; and stuck in an elastic
cricketing belt, like thoso worn by English
boys, wero, first, a huge buckhorn handled
carving knifo with a guard to it, and next a
long barreled Colt's revolver.
"Ah, my friend." ho said, seeing me staring
at his belt, "you are looking at my 'carver.'
I thought it might como in handy if wo camo
to closo quarters; it is excellent steel, and
many is tho pig I havo killed with it."
By this time everybody was up and dress
ing. I put on a light Norfolk jacket over
my mail shirt, in order to havo a pocket
handy to hold my cartridges, and buckled on
my revolver. Good did the same; but Sir
Henry put on nothing except his mail shirt,
6teel lined cap and a pair of "veldtschoons"
or soft hido shoas, his legs being baro from
tho knees down. His revolver ho strapped
on round his middle outside the armored
Meanwhile Umslopogaas was mustering
tho men in tho square under tho big tree, and
going tho rounds to see that each was
properly armed, etc. At the last moment we
rsade ono change. Finding that tv& of the
men who were to havo gono with tho firing
parties knew littlo or nothing of guns, but
were good spearsmen, wo took away their
rifles, supplied them with shields and long
spears of tho Masai pattern, ami told them
' if . J "1 i 1 T"T 1 1 .1
Oil to join vuri,is, uuisiuoUas uuu ine
Askari in holding the wide opening it hav
ing become clear to U3 that three men, how
ever brave and strong, wero too few for the
Then camo a pause.and we stood there in tho
chilly, silent darkness waiting till tho moment
camo to start. It was, perhaps, the most
trying time of all that slow, slow quarter of
an hour. Tho minutes seemed to drag along
with leaden feet, and tho quiet, tho solemn
hush, that brooded over nil big, as it were,
with a coming fate was most oppressivo to
tho spirits.
Tho moon went down; for a long whiio the
had been getting nearer and nearer to tho
horizon, now she finally 6ank, and left the
world in darkness savo for a faint gray tinge
in tho eastern sky that palely heralded tho
coming dawn.
Mr. Mackenzie stood, watch in band, kis
wifo clingiug to his arm and striving to L-ti3e
her sobs.
"Twenty minutes to f cur," he said ; "it ought
to b? light enough to attack at twenty min
utes past four. Capt. Good had better bo
moving; ho will want three or four minutes'
Good gave one final polish to his eveglass,
nodded to us in a jocular sort of way which
I could not help feeling it must havo cost him
something to muster up and, ever polite,
took off his steel lined cap to Mrs. Mackenzio
and started for his position at the head of tho
kraal, to reach which ho had to make a de
tour by some paths known to tho natives.
Just then one of the boys camo ia and re
ported that everybody in the Masai camp,
with tho exception of the two sentries who
were' walking up and down in front of the re
spective entrances, appeared to bo fast asleep.
Then tho rest of us took the road. First
came tho guide, then Sif Henry, Umslopo
gaas, the Wakwafl Askari and Mr. Macken
zie's two mission natives, armed with long
spears and shields. I followed immediately
after with Alphonso and fivo natives, all
armed with guns, and Mr. Mackenzie brought
up the rear with the six remaining natives.
The cattle kraal where the Masai were
camped lay at the foot of the hill on which
the house stood, or, roughly speaking, about
800 yards from tho mission buildings. The
first 000 yards of this distance we traversed
quietly Indeed, but at a good pace; after that
wo crept forward as silently as a lit pard on
his prey, gliding liko ghost from bush to bush
and stone to stono. Whn I hod gono a littlo
way I chanced to look lhind mo, and saw
tho redoubtable Alphonso staggering along
with white face and trombling knoex, nnd his
rifle, which was nt full cock, jointed directly
at tho small of my back. Huving halted, and
carefully put tho riflo at "wifoty," wo startud
again, and all went well till we wero within
100 vards or so of tho kraal, when his tooth
b ,'an to chatter hi the most n"T(.SHjvl.
(To be. eoHliuUt if.)
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