The companies pushed forward, however, by successive rushes until they reached a donga some three hundred yards from the kopje.
Far enough, for the kopje was only just visible against the sky.
This position consisted of a small rise, from which we could fire at the kopje with a sight of 550 paces.
We were posted on this kopje for the rest of the day, and at night upon another.
It is extremely difficult to clamber up the rough sides of an African kopje.
Not to be too long-winded, we carried ridge after ridge of kopje for several miles.
kopje after kopje, as the Boers push on, breaks into fire and is left extinct behind.
I will send Simba with you to show you the water-hole in the kopje.
Lighted candles did not drive them from the kopje pillow where they fought.
And the old Boer waved his hand, and said: 'Over the kopje, there, beyond the river.