We may have to ride for our lives; so I managed to beg a feed of mealies apiece for them.
Now, tell Jack he must go back at once, as soon as he has had some mealies.
On the 28th rations were further cut down to one biscuit and three ounces of mealies, with one pound of horse as before per man.
With regard to provisions, the supply of mealies was almost exhausted.
“You said that you was a dealer in mealies and corn,” growled the sergeant.
But this year there were scarcely any mealies, and what there were had been badly spoilt by the enemy.
Recently one of his Commandants had discovered what he might call a gold mine, in which there were 150 bags of mealies.
What better—what more nutritious food could they have given me than mealies?
On the voyage they would be fed with maize or mealies, onions, apple melons, and barley.
Bessie sank on a half-emptied sack of mealies and tried to reflect.