In getting into place a gun of the 74th battery had stuck in a donga, owing to a horse being struck.
Just by the ambulance waggon he disappeared in a donga leading to the valley.
The companies pushed forward, however, by successive rushes until they reached a donga some three hundred yards from the kopje.
It was only a hundred yards into the donga, and the troopers immediately began running across in twos and threes.
Slipping down into a donga, I left the horse and crawled forward, getting within nice, easy range.
The force kept to the donga almost the whole march, scarcely for a moment leaving its shelter.
The gallant fellow managed to crawl to the group of castaways in the donga.
He saw about fifty yards off the Prince running down the donga with fourteen Zulus in close pursuit.
As described by an eye-witness, it is about eight hundred feet high from the level of the donga.
Two troopers have been found between the donga and the kraal, covered with assegai wounds.