He could either return and report the disappearance of the enemy or he could make a dash for it and enter Ladysmith.
They could hear the cannon at Ladysmith, and were not more than a mile from the house.
On September 20th it moved by train to Ladysmith, and four days later proceeded to Dundee.
Ladysmith suffered worse in this respect and did not complain.
At Ladysmith there was temporary peace after the enemy's fire had succeeded in hitting the hospital and a hotel.
Soames thought Ladysmith would fall, and it might last a year.
The departure was so rapid that it surprised even those who were in Ladysmith.
On the morning of March 1st a body of men rode in from Ladysmith.
For instance, from Maritzburg to Ladysmith one side alternated with the other at intervals along the line.
Subsequently, the town of Ladysmith was so named after his wife.