- "March 1879
I ran and ran, screaming the worst curses I knew, hurtling completely alone into the enemy lines. There was thunder in my ears, but no lightning struck me down as I threw myself at the red soldiers, lashing out at their faces with my fists. They must have been amazed to see a Zulu boy suddenly dive into their shallow trenches, but in a moment they'd swarmed over me and pinned me to the ground... For the next hour, while the battle raged around me, I lay struggling under the body of an English soldier as he handed up ammunition to his comrades..."
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