In the shape of these hillocks there was nothing unusual, for isolated fragments of this kind are scattered over a great part of Africa; but to the men with whom I was travelling, and to whose fortunes for many months to come my own must be linked, these hills bore a Very different signifi cance. The smooth green knoll past which we now crept was Salaita, the scene of a most bitter re verse and of a bloodless Victory. The wooded crest which marked our southern horizon, two gentle summits with a dip between, was the ridge of Latema, in the Kitowo Hills, blocking that gate between Kilimanjaro and the Pare Mountains which had been forced six weeks before upon the eve of the rains. The nek of Latema - Reata meant a great deal to my companions the Rhodesians. In that fight, when things were going badly, an o?icer and seventeen men of the regiment had held the narrow passage for hours; and that, so we were told, had been the turning-point in the action which unlocked the gate and made our new invasion possible.
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