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liy If. KIDEK JIAGGAKD.
rTnOIl W "KINO BOlyiM'I.N'H MINKS,"
"JKS3," "Tim WITCU'li EEAU," ETC.
imuii hj uuaiter in uje inunt aRgrossive y.
"If you don't stop thut, I will kill you," I
whispi-cl, Bavagcly; for the i'lna of Laving
all our lives Bacrifi:l to a tooth chattering
cook was too much for mo. I began to fear
that ho would betray us, and heartily wished
wo had left him I hind.
"Uut, monsieur, I cannot help it," ho an
swered; "it is tho cold."
Hero was a dilemma; but fortunately I do-
vised a iihin. In tho pocket of tho coat I hot
on was a small piece of dirty rag that I had
usod some time leforo to clean a pun with,
'Tut tliis in your mouth," I wliL-perod again.
giving him tho rag; "and if I hear another
Bound you are a dead man." I knew that thut
would stillo tho clatter of his tooth. I must
Lavo looked as if I meant what I said, for ho
instantly obeyed me and continued his jour
ney in silence.
Then wo crept on again.
At last wo wero within fifty yards of tho
kraal. Between us and it was an open spaco
of sloping grass, with only ono mimosa
bush and a couplo of tussocks of a sort of
thistlo for cover. We wero still hidden in
fairly thick bush. It was beginning to grow
light. Tho stars had palod anil a bickly gleam
played about the east and was reflected on
tho earth. Wo could see the outline of tho
kraal clearly enough, and could also mako
out tho faint glimmer of tho dying cmber3 of
tho ilusui camp fires. Ave halted and watched
for tho sentry we knew was posted at tho
opening. Presently he appeared, a fino tall
fellow, walking idly up and down within five
paces of tho thorn stopjed entrance. Vo had
hoped to catch him napping, but it was not to
be. Ho seemed particularly wide awake. If
we could not kill that man, and kill him si
lently, we wero lost. Thoro we crouched ant
watched him. Presently Umslopogaas, who
was a few paces ahead of me, turned and
made a sign, and next second I saw him go
down on his stomach like a snako and, taking
an opportunity when the sentry's head was
turned, begin to work his way through tho
grass without a sound.
Tho unconscious sentry commenced to hum
a littlo tune, and Umslopogaas crept on. He
reached the shelter of the mimosa bush un-
perceived, and there waited. Still the sentry
walked up and down. Presently ho turned
and looked over tho wall into tho camp. In
stantly tho human snako who was stalking
him glided on ten yards and got behind ono
of the tussocks of the thistle like plant, reach
ing it as the Umoran turned again. As ho
turned his eye fell upon this patch of thistles,
and it seemed to strike him that it did not
look quite right. Ho advanced a paco to
wards it halted, yawned, stooped down,
picked up a little pebble and threw it at it. It
hit Umslopogaas upon the head, luckily not
upon the armor shirt Had it done so tho
clink would have betrayed us. Lucidly, too,
tho shirt was browned and not bright steel,
wnicli would certainly have been detected.
. Apparently satisfied that there was nothing-
wrong, he then gave over his investigations
and contented himself with leaning on his
spear end standing gazing idly at tho tuft.
For at least three minutA did he stand thus.
plunged apparently in a gentle reverie, and
there we lay 111 the last extremity of anxiety,
expecting every moment that wo should be
discovered or that some untoward accident
would happen. I could hear Alphonse's teeth
. gomg like anything on tho oiled rag, and
turning my head round made an awful face
at .him. But I am bouiW to state that my
own heart was at much the same game as the
frenchman's castanets, whilo tho perspiration
was pouring from my body, causing the
wash leather lined shirt to stick to me un
pleasantly, and altogether I was in the piti
able state known by schoolboys as a "blue
At last the ordeal came to an end. The
sentry glanced at the east and appeared to
note with satisfaction that his period of duty
was coming to an end as indeed it was, once
and for all for ho rubbed his hands and
began to walk again briskly, to warm him
self. The moment hi3 back was turned the long
black snake glided on again and reached the
other thistle tuft, which was within a couple
of paces of his return beat.
Back camo the sentry, and strolled right
past the tuft, utterly unconscious of the pres
ence that was crouching behind it Had he
looked down he could scarcely have failed to
see, but he did not do so.
He passed, and then his hidden enemy
erected himself and with outstretched nana
followed in his tracks.
A moment more, and, just as the Elmoran
was about to turn, tho great Zulu made a
spring, and in the growing light we could see
his long, lean hands close round the Masai's
throat Then followed a convulsive twining
of tho two dark bodies, and in another sec
ond I saw the Masai's head bent back and
heard a sharp crack, something like that of a
dry twig snapping, and he fell down upon
tht ground, his limbs moving spasmodically.
Umslopogaas had put out all his iron
strength and broken tho warrior's neck.
For a moment he knelt upon his victim,
still griping his throat till he was sure that
there was nothing more to fear from him,
and then he rose and beckoned to us to ad
vance, which we did on all fours, like a col
ony of huge apes. On reaching the kraal wo
saw that the Masai had still further choked
this entrance, which was about ten feet wide
no doubt in order to guard against attack
by dragging four or five tops of mimosa trees
up to it So much the better for us, I re
flected; the more obstruction there was tho
slower would they be able to come through.
Here we separated, Mackenzie and his party
creeping up under the shadow of tho wall to
tho left, while Sir Henry and Umslopogaas
took their stations ono on each side of tho
thorn fence, the two spearmen and the Askari
lying down in front of it. I and my men
crept on up the right side of the kraal, which
was about fifty paces long.
When I was two-thirds up I halted, and
placed my men at distances of four paces
from ono another, keeping Alphonse close to
me, however. Then I fee pod for tho first
time over the walk It was getting fairly
light now, and tho first thing I saw was the
white donkey, exactly opposite to me, and
close by it I could make out tho pale face of
little Flossie, who was sitting as the lad had
described, somo ten paces from the wall.
Round her lay many warriors, sleeping. At
distances all over tho surface of the kraal
wero tho remains of fires, round each of
which 6lept some five-and-twenty Masai, for
the most part gorged with food. Now and
then a man would raise himself, yawn, and
look at the east, which had now turned prim
rose; but none got up. I determined to wait
another fivo minutes, both to allow the light
to increase, so that we ould make better
shooting, and to give Good and his party, of
whom I could see or hear nothing, every
Opportunity to make ready.
Suddenly, just as I was nerving myself for
for tho signal, having already selected my
man on whom I meant to pen fire a great
fellow sprawling on the ground within three
feet of littlo Flossto Alphonse's teeth Igan
to chulLiT again like the hoofj of a gal. oping
girafTo, making a gre at noise in the piY-nce.
Tim rag hud droppocl out in the agitn! ion of
his mind. Instantly a Masai within luroo
pacts of ut woke, and, sitting up, gized
alxuit him, looking for the cause of the sound.
Moved beyond myself, I brought tho butt end
of my rillo down on tho pit of tho Frewh
n i un's stomach. This stopped his chattering;
but, as ho doubled up, lie managed to kt off
his gun in sufh u manner that tho ballot
passed within an inch of my head.
There wai no need for a signal now. From
both sides of tho kraal broke out a waving
lino of fire, in which I myself joined, manag
ing with a snap shot
to knock over my
Masai by Flossio
just as he was
jumping up. - hen
from the top end of
tho kraal there rang
an awful yell, in
which I rejoiced to
recognize (ion d' 3
piercing note rising
clear and shrill
... - 1 ml
aoovo uic inn, anu t
111 uiiululi r--v-uin i
scene us I have
:.. !. ..,.1 .v.
never seen before
nor shall again.
With an universal
howl of terror and
fury tho brawny
crowd of savages
within tho kraal
sprang to their
feet, many of them
to fall again be
neath our well
directed hail of lead
A, TV'i'.lo i-ntranr-r
B, Small entranc
hud CCOe, Wail of kraal.
moved a yard. For
a moment they
and then hearing
tho cries and curses
that roso unceas
ingly from tho top
end of tho kraal,
and bewildered by
La, sir. .uaeueuiiK'
Eo, Quaterui&ia a:;;l sis
Ff, Oooilandten r.i"n.
G, Curtis with lour
It, fcpot where :Mntry
ooo, Watch fires and
tuo storm or iuucts, ttiey, as ny one im
pulse, rushed down to.vard tho thorn stepped
entrance. As ttiey went we kept pourin - our
fire with terrible effect into the thickv'iin
mob as fast as we could load. " I had emptied
my repeater of the ten shots it contained, and
was just beginning to slip in somo more when
I liethought mo of little Flossie. Looking up
I saw that tho whito donkey was Jj-ing Lick
ing, having beeu knocked over either bv ono
of our bullets or a Masai spear thrust. There
wero no livh-g Masai near, but the black
nurse was on ner reet and witn a sp?ar
cutting the rope that bound Flossie's feet,
Kext second sho ran to the wall of tho kraal
and began to climb over it, an exu tuple
which tho little girl followed. But Fios-ie
was evidently very still" and cramped, and
could only go sjowly, and as sho went two
Masai flying down tho kraal caught sight of
her and rushed toward her to kill her. The
first fellow came up just as the poor littlo
girl, after a desperate effort to climb the
wall, fell back into the kraal. Up flashed the
great spear, and as it did so a bullet from my
rifle found its homo in the holder's ribs, and
over he went like a shot rabbit But bviiind
him was the other man, and, alas, I had only
that one cart rid go in the magazine! Flossie
had scrambled to her feet and was facing the
second man, who was advancing with raised
spear. I turned my head aside and fell sick
as death. I could not bear to see him stab
her. Glancing up again, to my surprise I
say the Masai's spear lying on the ground,
while the man himself was staggering about
with both hands to his head. Suddenly I
saw a put! of smoke, proceeding apparently
from Flossie, and tho man fell down head
long. Then I remembered the Derripger
pistol sho carried, and saw that sho had f.red
both barrels of it at him, thereby saving her
life. In another instant she had made an
effort, and assisted by the nurse, who was
lying on the top, had scrambled over tho
wall, and I knew that sae was, comparatively
All this takes some time to tell, but 1 do
not suppose that it took more than fifteen
seconds to enact. I soon got tho mngazino of
the repeater filled again with cartridges, and
once more opened fire, not on tho seething
black mass which was gathering at the end
of the kraal, but on fugitives who bethought
them to climb the walk I picked off sev-ral
of these men, moving down towards the end
of tho kraal as I did so, and arriving at tho
coiner, or rather the bend of tho oval, in
time to see, and by means of my rifle to
assist in tho mighty struggle that took placo
By this time some 200 Masai allowing that
we had up to the present accounted for iifty
had gathered together in front of tho thorn
stopped entrance, driven thither by the spears
of Good's men, whom they doubtless sup
posed were a large force instead of being but
ten strong. For some reason it never oc
curred to them to try and rush the wall,
which they could have scrambled over with
comparative ease; they all mado for the
fence, which was really a strongly inter
woven fortification. "With a bound the first
warrior went at it, and even beforo he
touched the ground on tho other side I saw
Sir Henry's great axe swing up and fall v.-ith
awful force upon his feather head piece, r.nd
bo sank into the middle of the thorns. Ti en,
with a yell and a crash, they began to break
through as they might, and ever as thev crime
tho great axe swung and Inkosi-kaas flashed,
and they fell dead one by one, each man tiius
oeiping io uuiiu up a uarrier against n:a
fellows. Those who escaped the axes of the
pair fed at tho hands of the Askari and tho
two mission Kaffirs, and thoso who passed
scathless from them were brought low by my
own ana Mackenzie's lire.
Faster and more furious grew the fighting.
Single Masai would spring upon the dead
bodies of their comrades, and engage one or
other of the axmen with their long spears,
but, thanks chiefly to the mail shirts, tha re
sult was always the same.
Good and his men were quite close by now.
and our people had to cease firing into the
mass for fear of killing some of them (a3 it
was, one of them was slain in this way). Had
and desperate with fear, the Masai by a
frantic effort burst through the thorn feucs
and piled np dead, and sweeping Curtis,
Umslopogaas, and tho other three before
them, broke into the open. And now it
was that we began to lose men fast. Down
went our poor Askari who was armed with
tho ax, a great spear standing out a foot be
hind his back; and before long the two spears
men who had stood with him went down ioo,
dying fighting like tigers, and others of cur
party shared their fate. For a moment 1
feared the Cght was lost certainly it tremL led
in tho balance. I shouted to my men to cast
down their rifles, and to take spears cud
throw themselves into the melee. They
obeyed, their blood ling now thoroughly up,
and Mr. Mackenzie's people, followed their
This move had a momentary good result,
but still the fight hung in the balance.
Our people fought magnificently, hurling
themselves upon tho dark mass of Elmoran,
hewing, thrusting, slaying and being slain.
And ever above the din rote Good's awuil
yell of encouragement as he plunjred to
wherever tho fight was thickest; anjever, J
Ft . a Wcl
with an almost machine lileo regularity, thn
tvo axes rose and fell, carrying deatl; and
disablement at every stroke. But I could see
Hint tin strain wm Imglnning to tell on Sir
Henry, who v:is hliwuing from several flesh
wounds; bis breath wa coming in gas;s, and
tho veins stood out on his forehead liko blue
and knotted cords. Even Umslopogaas, man
of iron that ho was, was hard pressed. I
ruy.-ielf did not go into tho mHo-, but hovered
outsi-le like tho swift "back" in n football
scrimmage, putting a bullet through a Masai
whenever I g"t, n chance. I was moro uso so.
I fired forty-nino cartridges that morning,
and I did not nnss many snots.
Freseii! 'y, do as we would, tho beam of tho
balaiici began to riso against us. Wo had
not more than fifteen or sixteen effectives left
now, und the Masai had at least fifty. Of
course, if they had kept their heads, oml
fchaken thems. ! ves together, they could soon
Lavo mado an mil of tho matter; but that is
just what they did not do, not having yet re
covered from their start, and somo of them
Laving nctu.-'ly fled from their sleeping
places without their weapons. Slid, by now
many individuals wero fighting with their
normal courage and discretion, and this alone
was sufficient ! defeat us. To make matters
woi'so just then, when Jiackenzie s rill was
empty a brawny savagf, armed with a
wfimo," or sword, mado a rush for him. Tho
clergyman flung down his gun, and drawin
ln-i Lugo carver from 1.13 elastic; belt (ins re
volver had dropped out in the Cght), they
closed in de.-perato ntruggle. Presently,
locked in a lose embrace, missionary and
Masai rolled o;i to tho ground behind tho
wall, and for some timo I, being ampiy occu
pied with my own affairs, and in keeping my
ski.i from leiu ; pricked, remained m igncr
nuco of his fato or how tho duel had ended
To und fro .-.ai-gtd the fight, slowly turning
round liko the vortc x of a human whirlpool,
and tho matter began to look very bad for us.
Just then, however, a iorcunate tanig lir.2
pencd. Umslopoga.-is, cither by accident or
design, broke out of tho ring and engaged a
warrior at some few pacs from it. As ho
did so, another man ran up mid struck him
with ail his force between tho shoulders with
his treat Mear, which, falling on tho tough
steel shirt, failed to pierce it and rebounded.
f ur a moment tuo man starcu agnas: pro
tective armor being unknown among thebo
tribes and then he yelled out at the top cf
"They are devils! bewitched, bewitchedl"
and seized by a sudden panic, ho threw down
his spear and legan to fly. I cut short his
career with a bullet, and Umslopogaas
brained his man, and then tho panio spread
to the others.
Bewitched, bewitched I" they cried, av.d
tried to escape iti every direction, utterly
demoralized and broken spirited for the most
part even throning dowu tueir shields and
On the last sr-.ene of that dreadful fight I
need not dwell. It was a ."laughter great and
grim, in which no quarter was asked or given
Ono incident, however, is worth detailing.
Just as I was hoping that it was all douo
with, suddenly, from under a heap of slain
where he had been timing, an unwounded
warrior sprang up and, clearing tho piles of
dying and dead like an antelope, sj3ed like
the wind up tho kraal toward the spot whero
I was standing at tho moment. But ho was
not alone,- for Umslopogaas camo gliding on
his tracks with tho peculiar swallow like mo
tion for which he was noted, and as they
ncared me i recognizea in the Masai tuo
herald of tho previous night. Finding that
run as he would, his pursuer was gaining en
him, tho man haltenl and turned round to
give battle. Umslopogaas also pulled up.
';Ah, ah," he cried, in mockery, to the El-
morp.u, "it is ti.ou wiiom 1 iniirca with lust
night tho Lygonnni, the herald, the capturer
of little girls h- who would kill a little girl
And thou didst hope to stand man to man and
face to fsce with Umslopogaas, an Induua of
tha tribe of the Maquilisini, of the people of
tho Anuizulu? Behold, thy prayer is granted!
And I . did sv. -ar to hew thee limb from
limb, thou insolent dog! Behold, I will do
it even now!"
The Alasai ground his teeth with fury and
charged at tiie Zulu with his spear. As he
came, Umslopogaas deftly stepped aside, and
swinging Inkosi-kaas high above his head with
both hands, brought tho broad blade down
v.dth such fearful forco from behind upon the
Masai s shoulder, just where the neck is set
into tho frame, that its razor edge shore right
through bone and Ceh and muscle, almost
severing tho head and ono arm from the
"Ou !'' ejaculated Umslopogaas, contemplat
ing tho corpse of his foe; '! havo kept nry
word. It was a good stroke."
And so the fight was ended. On turning
from this shocking scene it suddenly struck
mc that I had seen nothing of Alphonse since
tho moment, some twenty minutes before
for though this Cght has taken a long while
to describe, it did not take long in reality
when I bail be ; n forced to hit tun in tho
wind with tho result of nearly getting myself
shot. Fearing that the poor little man had
perished in llu battle, I began to' hunt about
among the dead for his body; but not being
able either to see or hear anything of it, I
concluded that ho must havo survived and
walked down the side of tho kraul where we
had first taken our stand, calling him by
name. iNow, some mtee-n paces back from
tho kraal wall stood a very ancient tree of
the banyan sjx-cies. Bo ancient was it that
all the inside had in tho course of ages de
cayed awuy, leaving nothing but a shell of
"Alphonse!" I called, as I walked down the
wall "Alphonse 1"
'Qui, monsieur, answered a voico. "Here
I looked round, but could see nobody.
"Where?" I cried.
"Hero nrn I, monsieur, in tho tree."
I looked, und tuere, peering out of a hole
in tho trunk of tha banyan about five feet
from the ground, I ssw uale face and a pair
of largo mustaches, one clipped short and tha
other as lamentably out of curl a3 tha tail of
a newly whipped pug. Then, for tho first
time, I realized what I had suspected before
name!', tuat Alphonse was an arrant
coward. I walked up to him. "Como out
of that hole," I said.
"Is it finished, mor.sicurf' ho asked, anx
iously; "quite tu:lsae-d. Ah, the horrors I
have undergone, and the prayers I have
"Come out, yon little skunk," I said, for I
aid not feel amiable; '"it is all over."
i:So, monsieur, then my prayers havo pre
vailed. 1 emerge, and he aid.
Thoroughly disgusted. I left Alphonse to
look after himself, which ho did by following
me like a shadow, and proceeded to join the
others by the large entrance. The first thing
that I saw was Mackenzie, seated on a stone,
with a handkerchief twisted rouDd his thigh,
from which ho was bleeding freely, having
indeed received a spear thrust that passed
right through it, and still holding in his hand
bis favorite carving knife; now bent nearly
double, rrom which I gathered that he had
been successful in his rough and tumble with
"Ah, Qtiaterinain!" he siing out, hi a trem
bling, excited voice, "so wo have conquered;
u" " " . a"1 w "orrj, sigun- ana ( up
then, Lreeking mto broad Scotch, and Klano WQ
ing at the mt knif.i fn Id hand, "Tt fr
me H'lir V hao -vut 1.1 V be t c-rvor (
btvastbane of a ;.-va;:.-,'' ;t.' ! 1.'- 1 in
hysterically. Poor frllow! viiafc betw.-e:
wound and tho killing -r'-ii--im lit
undergone, his i-rves v.riv i.i ; !i sha
and no wo:id r. it, is hard rpoa a
: peace and kindly In-art to be called upon if
' join in such a giov. vme business. JUit t.'i re,
j fat' j puts us sometimes into very ironical
j At the kraal entrance the scene w:s. a
! Etrangj fne-. Tho slaughter was over by now.
Ulld th-j wounded i;:; u 1. id been put O'l'. of
their pain, for no ipiai t r had been i;iven.
The hush closed entrance had loen trampled
flat, and in placo of bashes it was filled with
tinj iHxiics of dead men. ke:id nu n, every
where dead men; they layabout in knots,
they were flung by ones and twos in every
position upon the o;vn spares, for ;:!llhe
world liko tho peopln on the gra-s in one of
tho London parks on a particularly hot Sun
day in August. In front of this entrance, oil
a space winch had Ix n cleared of dead, and
of the shields and sjK-ars which were scattered
in all directions as they had fallen or been
thrown from the hands of their owners, stood
find lay the survivors of tlm uwful st niggle,
r.nd at their feet wi re four wounded men.
We had gone into the tight t liiriy strong,
and of tlm thirty but li;'tvii remained alive,
r:id five of them (including Mr. .Mackeii-.ie)
we-re wounded, two mortally. Of tlirn-r who
held the entrance, Curtis and the Zulu filoiio
remained. Good had lost live men killed, I
hud lot two killed and .Mackenzie no les.- t hail
five out of tlm six wilh him. As for the sur
vivors, they were, v.hh the exception of my
self, who had never conm to dose quarters,
red from head to foot Sir Henry's armor
might havo b.en painiel that color and
utterly exhausted, except Umslopogaas, who,
us he stood on a little in- -und above a heap of
dead, leaning us utual upon his ax,, did nob
seem particularly distressed, although the
skin over the hole hi his head palpitated vio
lently. "Ah, Macumazahn!"' he said to me as I
limped up, feeling veiy sick, '"1 told thee that
it would be a good fight, and it has. Never
have I seen a better, or one more bravely
fought. As for this iron shirt, surely, it is
'tagati' " (bewitched) ; "nothing could pierce it.
Had it not been lor the garment 1 should
have been there," aud he lmdded toward tiie
great pilo of dead men U-neath him.
"I give it thee; thou art a gallant man,"
said Hir Henry, brklly,
'Ivoosf' answered !i
boUi at the gift and th.
Zulu, deeply pleased
loo, Incubu, elidst bear thyse lf as a man, but
must give thee some l -.s-ions with the a;;;
thou dost waste thy strt-gi'.i."
Just then Mackenzie akt-d about Flossie,
and v.e were nil greatly relieved when one- of
tho men said he had seen her i'.ing towards
tl'.e house with he-r nur.-o. The:: bearing such
of the wounded as could be moved at the mo
ment with us, we slowly made our way t'
wards the mission hou.u., spent with toil and
bloodshed, but with tlm glorious sense of vic
tory against overwhelm: ing odds glowing in
our hearts, we iiaa savea tno 11 1 o 01 mo
ittlo maid and taught tiie Ma.-ai o!; th-j.io
parts a lesson that t 'uey will not fo.-get for
ten years, but r.t what a cost!
Painfully we made our way up the hill
which, but a little more than en hour before,
we had descended und. r such diil'erent cir
cumstance's. At the gale of the wall sto. l
Mrs. Mackenzie waiting for us. When her
eyes fell upon us. however, sho shrieked out
and covered her lace
witn lie-r hauus, crying:
'' Nor were' her l'e-ais
;oveivd her worthy hu.-.-upuii
iiits as to the nature of
;et i;t re-i-t. Then, v. Le-n
aiiayecl v. ue-ii si.e it;::
baud being borne
stretcher; but her 1
his injury were soon
111 a tew oriel woim.
shot of tho struggle
1 had told iier the up
(of wii.ch Flossie, wiio
r.y, had been able to ex
came up to me and sol-
had arrived in safe
plain some-thing), she
enmly kissed me on
'God ble-ss you F.il, -dr. Quatevr.iain ! you
have saved my child's life," she said, simply.
Then we went in and got our clothes oil and
doctored our wounds. Aft.-r that we had a
bath, and what a luxury it was! and having
chid ourselves in oreii nary clothes, proceeded
to the elining room, whero breakfast was set
as usual. When we were finishing our break
fast the door opened and in came little Flos
sie, very pale and tottery, but quite unhurt.
Sho kissed us ail nnd thanked us. I congrat
ulated her on the presence of mind she had
shown in shooting the xdai witu her Der
ringer pistol, and thereby saving her own lite.
"Oh, don't talk of it!" sho said, begin mng
to cry hysterically; '-1 shall never forget his
face as he went turning round and round,
never I can see it now.1'
I advised her to go to bed and get some
Bleep, which sho did, and awoke in the even
ing quiet recovered, so far as her strength
wa3 concerned. It struck me as an (x!d
thing that a girl who could find the nerve to
shoot a huge black radian rushing to kiil he-r
with a spear should have bevn so affected at
the thought of it afterwards; but it is, after
all, characteristic of the sex. Poor Flossie! I
fear that her nerves will not got over that
night in the Masai camp for many a long
W hen breakfast was over wo nil turned m
and had a good sleep, only getting up in time
for dinner; after which meal wo oucaj moro
adjourned, together with all tho available
populatieu men, women, youths and girls
to the sceno of the morning's slaughter, our
object being to bury our own dead and get
rid of tho Masai by flinging them into the
Tana river, which run within fifty yards of
Wo buried our duad in solemn silence
Good being selected to read the burial ser
vice over them (in the absence of Mr. Mac
kenzie, confined to bed), as he was generally
allowed to possess the liesfc voico and most
impressive manner. lu was melancholy in
the extreme, but, as Good said, it might have
been worse, for we might have had "to bury
ourselves." I peiinled out that this would
havo been a difficult feat, but I knew what
iexs wo set to wc-rK to load an ox wagon
wiiicti Uail keen DroiTgiit round lroin tue
Mission with the dea l bodie s of th-? M..-aJ,
having first collected the spears, shield.- j;nd
other arnii We loaded tiie wagon five times
about fifty bodit?s to the load, and emptied it
into the Tana. From this it was evident that
very few of the Masai could have escaped.
The croeeHliles must have been well fed that
night. One of the last bodies we picked up
was that of tho sentry ut the upper end. I
asked Good how he managed to kill him, and
ho told mo that he had crept up much as LTm-
slopogaas had done and stabbed him "ith hi
sword. He groaned a good deal, but fortun
ately nobody heard Liia. As Good sail, ic
was a horrible thing to have to do, and most
unpleasantly liko cold blooded murder.
And so with the last beidy that floated away
down the current of tiie Tana ended the inci
dent of our attack on the Masai camp.
In the evening I had an interview with Mr.
Mackenzie, who was suffering a gooel deal
from his wounels, which Good, who wa3 a
skillful though unqualified doctor, was treat
ing him for. Ho told me that this occurrence
had taught him a lesson, and that, if he re
covered safely, he infant to hand over tho
Mission to a younger man, who was already
on his rond to join Lim in his work, and re
turn to England.
"You see, Quatetruisiu," ha said, "I made
my mind to this this very morning, when
wero creepinS dwn upon thoso beni-hted
Frtvages. If wo live through this and rescuo
Flos-ie alive," I nrd to myself, "I will go
homo to England; I havo had c-ioi' -'i of
K-ivagcs. Well, 1 did not 1 is:k time wo
fchould live through it at the time, but thanks
bo to God and you four, we have live.!
through it, and I mean to stick to my resolu
tion, lost a worst thing befall us. Another
fcii'di time would kill my poor wife. And lie
tides, yuaterinaiu, lietwecii you and me,
I am well olf; it is i;:;0,(N)0 I am worth
today, and every farthiiur of it mado
I. nsus' )(( t "t I disorders t.ic kulnevs
are responsible for many of tlio ordinary
ailments of humanity which if neglect,
develop into a serious ami pirli'ips fatal
malady. Experience would su'-st the
use of Dr. J. if. ?dc Lean's Liver and Kid
ney Hal in.
"What i a two foot Mile?
The donkey to the iimle
To kick wit h hoth hind 1:
That is a two fool rule."
- L 'uu Jam net.
SLEErLHSS NIGHTS, made misera
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Cure is the remedy ier yon. Sold by
Smith & Elack Eros.
Tho clcmoeiuts in sum.; eif the South
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