Thursday, 21 June 2012

The spears struck home

. . . the Zulu regiments rallied and came bounding in in a great mad charge, the rain of throwing spears whistling ahead of them like hail, and the stabbing assegais coming out from behind the white shields as they tore into our disordered front line, the roar of “’Suthu! ’Suthu!” giving way to their hideous hissing “S-jee! ’S-jee!” as the spears struck home.

Flashman and the Tiger, p.276, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2000.

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