With Wilson in Matabeleland, Or, Sport and War in Zambesia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII Arrival of the Tati Columns--Start of Patrol to capture Lobengula--Night-marching--Inyati Mission Station--News of the King--Am sent back from the Bubye" with despatches to Buluwayo--I take the Mails to Palapye--Meet Hon. Cecil Rhodes--Visit Khama--The Rains--Mafeking--The journey from Vryburg to Cape Town--Sir H. Loch--Return to England. A FTER we had entered the town of Buluwayo, Messrs. Burnham and Ingram rode down to Tati with despatches and telegrams, and after a few days we found ourselves in communication with the Goold-Adams Column, which was still several days' march away from Buluwayo. We formed our laagers round the sides of Mr. Collenbrander's hut, which was temporarily converted into a hospital and made as comfortable as possible under the circumstances for the sick and wounded. The stores remaining in Messrs. Usher and Fairbairn's " store" were "commandeered" by Dr. Jameson on 273 18 MAJOR FORBES AND STAFF, BULUWAYO. behalf of the Company, for the use of the hospital, and in order to provide new clothes for the men, many of whom were in very sore need thereof. The remainder of the goods, BULUWAYO 275 these wants having been supplied, were sold at public auction by the owners, many of the articles fetching very high prices; for instance, salt pork brought ten shillings a pound; tobacco, twelveand-six a pound; small bottles of Worcester sauce, four shillings; and of pickles, nine shillings, etc., etc. The store was besieged all day long, and Messrs. " Matabele " Wilson and Accutt having discharged their duties as guides, now busied themselves in assisting their former friends and partners to supply the needs of those soldiers whose scanty kits needed replenishing; so that, presently, what with new hats, blue trousers, and pink shir...

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