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Whenever the led oxen misbehaved, and Swartboy could not reach them with his long "voorslag," Hendrik was ever ready to tickle them with his tough jambok; and, by this means, frighten them into good behaviour.
"Inspann and trek!" he repeated, making his vast whip crack like a pistol; "yes, baas, I'll inspann;" and, having satisfied himself that his "voorslag" was properly adjusted, Swartboy rested the bamboo handle against the side of the house, and proceeded to the kraal to collect the yoke-oxen.
He roared with laughter at my way of tying a voorslag, and he made merry (no doubt with reason) on my management of a horse.
Dutchman sat on the box, holding the lines and his voorslag, and grinning.