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THROUGH THE ZULU COUNTRY

ITS BATTLEFIELDS AND ITS PEOPLE

BY

BERTRAM MITFORD

LATE OF THE CAPE CIVIL SERVICE : AUTHOR OF OUR ARMS IN ZULULAND

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KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, & CO., 1 PATERNOSTER SQUARE

1883

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INTRODUCTION.

In the following pages the Author cannot promise a narrative of hairbreadth escape and thrilling adventure, but simply an account of everyday experiences during a trip through Zululand in 1882, undertaken with the object of making the round of the battlefields in succession—which, till then, had not been done by anybody-mixing with the people, observing their character as well as manners and customs, and gathering their opinion on the subject of the recent campaign and other questions relating to themselves and their national polity.

That the country, hitherto but little visited, and previous to the late war scarcely known, is an interesting one, and destined to become even more so, there can be no doubt ; wherefore the Author feels that no apology is needed for further introducing it and its people to British readers.

He also takes this opportunity of tendering grateful acknowledgments to the many friends whose kind assistance so largely facilitated the carrying out of his plans.

LONDON : January 1883,

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