The askaris kept double guard; but at dawn eleven of the porters were missing.
We had four askaris, one of whom was the noisiest man I have ever heard.
Both porters were on a broad grin, laughing and talking in subdued tones to the askaris.
"Hope they don't wing one another," he remarked of the askaris' volley.
On the best authority the Germans had 2500 white troops and 4200 askaris at the beginning of the War.
His load was missing: evidently one of the askaris had taken it up.
Some have told me that you are not askaris, that you are common porters--and not good ones--who carry guns.
Shouldn't we order out our askaris with their guns to make the parade?
There is now no need for headmen and askaris to handle this little lot.
Accompanied by Simba, Mali-ya-bwana, and three askaris he took the back track.