A razzia was ordered in the night, and its result was eight hundred prisoners and twelve thousand head of cattle.
She had been sold by auction, as usual, the day after the return from the razzia, and had fallen to the lot of one of the men.
All the soldiers in undress, or not going on razzia, are bare-headed, and also nearly all the inhabitants of the town.
Sometimes, when they are "hungry," they make a razzia on a distant tribe, and find both slaves and cattle at their disposal.
In short, it is a razzia, or sweeping burglary, as complete as can be imagined.
Besides slaves, the Sarkee will bring in bullocks and horses; but the sheep taken are eaten by the troops of the razzia.
A day's journey from Mandara is sufficient to make a razzia of slaves.
"There are no women with the yaki (or army of razzia), the men cook and do all the work," says my informant.
It was the people of the same tribe who formed a razzia expedition against us.
At the same time it is allowable to admire the profound secrecy with which the Sarkee planned his razzia.