Bhekisisa (Black shields) is staring down the barrel of McHearty’s ominous looking gun he orders his men to go to ground. They do so reluctantly.
Mr Dewhurst is still on his feet trading blows with Indlovu. Was there ever a Haberdasher so plucky?
Mc Hearty gets off a shell but then the warriors are on him, he gets one before it’s all over.
Captain Turvey and the Tars fight to the end but it quickly comes.
Gallant Mr Dewhurst is, well, butchered.
Sgt Fagan has led his men off at the double and intends to be as far away as possible as quickly as he can. He will enjoy some fleeting fame as the only (White) survivor of the encounter and be promoted to Inspector. In due course he will become a magistrate, always strangely popular with the natives.