"Would this group turn our left flank?"
"Could this body bisecting itself severely press our center and right?"
Bracegirdle: "Very good sir."
"Only the heliograph team remained in the small habitation to the south; our right flank. The garrison had earlier moved to the left to engage and scatter light Tug forces before it was known heavy enemy reinforcements were coming."
Lt. Hunter: "Message coming in. Withdraw cavalry to the plain west of Dongolo and wait for orders. All others retire into Dongolo immediately. Send acknowledgement Corporal Belle."
Belle: "Very good sir. It's about bloody time, begg'n yer pardon Sir!
Hunter: "Right. This place will soon be untenable. Alright men get the orders distributed, pack up and let's get out of here - double quick."
Pettygree: "Captain Sach's 2/10th Hussars was the first to arrive on its way to the western plain. I sent Lt. Bracegirdle with orders for the cavalry to take to Colonel Keene's Rear Guard a day's march to the west. I obliged him to read it aloud so all the troopers would hear and understand it's vital importance."
Pettygree: "I watched the hussars depart to the westward."
Trooper Ham: "Dormant! We can be thankful to Heaven for that!"
Trooper Corey: "Aye, but strangely not all of it."