Should any lechwe attempt to break through the sides of the funnel, the canoemen had to drive them back or assegai them.
He replied that the lechwe couldn't either, so, when pressed, would dash for the opening.
On his return he told me that the place had been well chosen and that the country was alive with lechwe.
Moreover, a man in a small canoe, hurling his heavy assegai at a lechwe, had missed the beast and killed his brother.
After moving rapidly for a hundred yards the lechwe came to a halt.
In those days the lechwe antelope were strictly preserved for the pleasure of the Paramount Chief and his entourage.
From time to time a score or so lechwe dashed upon the pikes and added to the slaughter.