your manly legs enveloped in frayed putties, even your most familiar friends would have failed to recognise you.
Owing to the dark, damp, misty mornings the day's march rarely began before
was packed and ready for the or so previously, and every -stantial meal. Then the progress was slow, of hills that had to be paths. There were the Pioneers to make the transport or the gun-a new path had to be up a steep hill, or huge cleared awav.. All this continuous work on those who had nothing
7 or 8 o'clock. Everything start a quarter of an hour one had partaken of a sub-march began ; but the owing to the many ranges climbed and the bad frequent halts to enable the paths practicable for mules. In many places zig-zagged all the way fallen trees had to be entailed much hard and everyone. Even to
in camp : discussing the political situation.
to do on such occasions, the long halts, cramped up as everyone was on narrow paths on steep mountain sides, were very wearving and fatigu-
K * : - ^
The mules fall dornn the " khuds."
In spite of every precaution many mules, ||j especially the battery animals, fell over the L khuds, and some were * killed outright or were so badly damaged that they had to be shot. Many had wonderful escapes.
INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS AT WORK.INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS AT WORK.