Out of the vlei rushed the buffalo by dozens, every one of them making remarks in its own language as it came.
The vlei must be there; it was heart-breaking to be baffled in this way.
And yet Tobias was no fool; he described the vlei very plainly to us more than once; and he firmly believed in it.
We walked up quickly to the spot, but first went to the vlei, for a little water.
First, they drink deeply and long at the vlei, which now reflects upon its glassy surface the ruddy glories of the sunset.
We retreated in close order into the bush on the opposite side of the vlei—the other side from the scherms.
We skirted the vlei to our left, got round the end of it, and at once rode through a lot of scherms containing hundreds of people.
Descending a steep declivity, we posted ourselves, I at the top, and Higgs and Orme a little way down either side of this vlei.
One is beside the vlei near the Bavians Kloof; the other is in the thorn-bushes a mile from it.
Aloft an eagle is already on the move, and a hawk or two, no doubt meditating descent upon some of the wildfowl on the vlei.