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The victim was left moaning on the ground with a stifling hand over his mouth.
The whole dreadful performance was then repeated with the second victim, and
when he too was left moaning on the ground, the slayers turned again to the first
When enough of these 'devil thorns' had been collected, Shaka ordered them to
be strewn over the Bulawayo parade ground. All the regiments were then
ordered to parade a little aside of the ground covered with the thorns. Shaka then
Thereafter he broke an useliva gourd by dashing it to pieces on the ground.
Hereafter some wormwood was set on fire, and the King repeatedly squirted
medicine on it till the fire consumed the wood.* Each time he squirted the warriors
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nwdavies - LibraryThing
A fascinating book about a fascinating man and culture. I was left with the feeling that, had Shaka been living in, say, Europe and been white he would have been heaped with long lasting praise as an ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
Originally written in 1955, I find this an excellent biography. Shaka began from a very low status position among his people and re-organized them into a very respectable, bronze or early Iron age ... Read full review