NIP FINDS STRAWBERRIES
I had imagined it would take only a couple of days to knock up a rough shed as a shelter for our stock, but when we began we found we liked the place so much that we added also a hut for ourselves ; and this work took a whole week, so that our food ran short before we had done. Accordingly I sent Fritz and Jack to Falcon Stream, and to Tent House, to fetch new supplies of cheese, ham, potatoes, dried fish, cassava bread, and also to distribute fresh food to the numerous animals we had left there.
They set off, one on the onagra and the other on the buffalo—a comical couple, delighted with themselves and their errand. While they were absent, Ernest managed to shoot one or two birds, which sufficed for our wants.
Nip also contributed to our board, for he found