Yet at the kraal yonder," and he pointed to some huts
about two miles away on the hillside, "lives a witch doctor named Zweete.
With hot heart I took the green winding path, and presently came the little grassy glade, and the bubbling crystal well, and the hut
of wattled boughs, and, looking through the open door of the hut
, I saw a lovely girl lying asleep in her golden hair.
When she awoke next morning she determined to set out and find the witch; so she wandered on for many a day, and at last she reached the flowery meadow and found the hut
where the old witch lived.
Flattened against the side of the hut
, yet not arousing a single warning rustle from its dried thatching, The Killer came closer and closer to the watcher.
Desirous to dispel entirely this timidity, and to open a trade with the simple inhabitants of the hut
, who, he did not doubt, had furs somewhere concealed, the captain now drew forth that grand lure in the eyes of a savage, a pocket mirror.
I have just left the hut
, where, after showing me his scalps, old Natty told me of the escape of the ladies, as the thing to be mentioned last.
On entering the hut
the chief and his lieutenant cast a wistful look at the rafters, laden with venison and buffalo meat.
As I approached the hut
, walking as warily as Stapleton would do when with poised net he drew near the settled butterfly, I satisfied myself that the place had indeed been used as a habitation.
Then just as the tumult was at its height Imotu the king, though he was very sick, crawled from his hut
holding his wife by the hand, and followed by his little son Ignosi--that is, by interpretation, the Lightning.
After supper, balancing himself against the wall of the hut
on a chair without a back, he smoked his pipe and looked at the night.
Armed men rushed from the interior of many a hut
and raced madly across the clearing toward the excited sentry.
was made in the following manner, which had then come into vogue.
Further speculation was interrupted by the appearance of several of our captors before the entrance of the hut
Here we built a snug, secure little hut
, which we provisioned and stored with fuel for its di-minutive fireplace.
One there was which he was reasonably assured contained her, for it was the only hut
before the door of which a sentry had been posted.