The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Nada the Lily by H. Rider Haggard:|
the waters were red and the bodies of the slain pushed each other
under, and those who still lived walked upon them.
Dingaan heard, and was seized with fear, for it was said that the
Amaboona followed fast on the track of the conquered.
That day he fled to the bush on the Black Umfolozi river, and that
night the sky was crimson with the burning of the kraal Umgugundhlovu,
where the Elephant should trumpet no more, and the vultures were
scared from the Hill of Slaughter by the roaring of the flames.
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Galazi sat on the lap of the stone Witch, gazing towards the wide
plains below, that were yet white with the moon, though the night grew
Nada the Lily