LT. MELVILL turns standing to attention, saluting as CHELMSFORD
22.Two BOERS ride into the camp, passing two SUTLERS wagons. We
WILLIAMS' dismissed COMPANY hurriedly crowding round one of the
SUTLER'S wagons, shouting for cigars and gin.
23.The two BOERS, one an elderly man, one a boy of sixteen,
have dismounted. SOT.
WILLIAMS strides over to them.
You passing through?
We 've come to fight the Zulu.
We aren't at war yet Referring to the boy: Bit young 'in' he?
He's my nephew... he can shoot, track and speak Zulu and fight
hell... he's got Assegai marks to prove it...
He gestures to the boy to show SOT. WILLIAMS. The YOUNG BOER
up his shin, showing an horrendous white scar across his
SOT. WILLIAMS stares in amazement. Coming to, commanding the
of a BOY-PULLEN in the ranks:
Sir. (Running over)
Take 'em to the orderly officer. (SOT. WILLIAMS departs).
(Standing to attention). Colour Sergeant Addressing the BOERS:
24.The BOERS follow as the PTE. Leads oft
25.A TROOP OF SIKALI HORSE under the command of COL. DURNFORD
into the camp. He is a tall, thin-haired man with handsome
intelligent and sensitive eyes and an over-length moustache. He
has only the use of
one arm, his left arm being completely paralyzed and held
immobile, tucked into a
special pocket he has sewn into his tunic. COL. DURNFORD and
KAMBULA (A powerful and intelligent African radiating
authority.) pull up as the
troop ride by.
26.With the SIKALI in the foreground, PTE. WILLIAMS is seen in
still running, his rifle above his head.