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The Shangani Patrol

On the banks of the wide Shangani,
Neath a dark and leaden sky,
In a glade of green mopani
A patrol went forth to die.

They crossed the rising river
On the trail of wayward Chief,
With orders to reconnoitre
And the coloumn would bring relief.

They thought they were trailing a section;
But there in the morning light,
Was the bulk of the rebel nation;
So they withdrew in a running fight.

Although they were desperately few,
Outnumbered a hundred to one.
They voted on what they should do,
To stand by their wounded, or ...

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