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Summary: Fictional piece depicting an incident in the Second Boer War, 1900.
Description: British soldiers are engaged in a fire-fight at close range with Boers on high ground above them. One of the Boers gets close enough to a British soldier to touch him before falling hit. The Boer asks for water which the soldier gives him; but as the soldier turns away the Boer shoots him. The Boer then takes a despatch from the soldier's pocket and tries to get back up the slope to his own men, who by this time have mostly run away. Another British soldier chases after him, wrestles the despatch from him, and finally shoots him. The whole action is very quick and frenetic.