“Erect?” said Ndidi, and he gave an emetic sign to his executioners. It was thus that Henry, in all ignorance, was largely responsible for the end of the Zulu nation. Noting the skull breaking advances of the executioners, Henry had risen to protest, “Damn it. I’ve played rugby at Doctor Arnold’s and it was definitely against the rules to raise the clubs above the shoulder, or to wear shorts above the knee. I say, this is all without discipline.” – from Vivian Stanshall, Sir Henry at Ndidi’s Kraal

 

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