is, in fact, the true costume of a savage; and consists simply of a number of antelope's tails--the white tails of the gnoo--strung together around the waist, and allowed to fall to their full length down the thighs. A sort of "tippet" of the same surrounding the shoulders, with copper rings on the ankles and armlets encircling the wrist, a bunch of ostrich-feathers waving from his crown, and a string of beads around his neck, complete the costume of Congo the Kaffir--for to that nation of romantic savages belonged the wagon-driver of the Van Wyks.
What! a Kaffir the driver of a wagon? you will exclaim. You can hardly realise the idea, that a Kaffir--a warrior, as you may deem him--could be employed in so menial an office as wagon-driving! But it is even so. Many Kaffirs are so engaged in the Cape Colony,--indeed, many thousands; and in offices of a more degrading kind than driving a wagon team--which by the way, is far from being considered an unworthy employment in South Africa, so far that the sons