Then I turned a corner of the scherm (camp fence), and saw at once what was up.
The bedroom is usually the lee–side of a bush or scherm of cut branches.
There were several of us, and we slept in a scherm, very snug and jolly we were too.
I propose that we take a turn at watching outside, one each side of the scherm.
We passed scherm after scherm, and still more Matabele, more fires, and on we rode.
Mtezani, during the disturbance, had been standing aloof against the further side of the scherm watching events.
The whole inside of the scherm was alive with waving shields and savage forms, and glinting blades.
We outspanned for the night without water, and with the accompaniment of scherm and camp fires.
And now footsteps were heard approaching the scherm, together with the rattle of assegai hafts.