DURING THE WAR
GEORGE BELL AND SONS
Chapter I. On the Brink
Chapter II. First Days of War
Chapter III. The First Fights
Chapter IV. Reverses
Chapter V. A Visit to Estcourt
Chapter VI. The Boer Raid
Chapter VII. The Invasion Stayed
Chapter VIII. A Week End in Camp
Chapter IX. Vicissitudes of War
Chapter X. Again at the Front
Chapter XI. Daily Duties
Chapter XII. At the Front with General Buller
Chapter XIII. Incidents of Camp Life
Chapter XIV. Crossing the Tugela
Chapter XV. The Fighting around Spion Kop
Chapter XVI. Diocesan Work
Chapter XVII. From Cape Town to Kimberley
Chapter XVIII. Kimberley
Chapter XIX. At the Cape
Chapter XX. Conclusion
IN preparing these extracts from my brother's Diary for publication, I have found the work of selection a rather difficult task.
The interest throughout depends so largely on the many personal references, that I have been anxious not to cut too much; on the other hand, some unimportant details may have been retained: for any such faults of omission or commission I take all responsibility.
The Diary does not pretend to any literary merit; it is simply a hastily written record, for home reading, of days of intense interest and of stirring events.
I have added, as a concluding chapter, two letters which were written for the "Natal Diocesan Magazine."
I am glad to have this opportunity of publicly expressing my thanks to Mr. Clinton Dent for the kind help he has given me in the revising of the proofs, and also for allowing a few of his photographs to be reproduced.
HELEN E. BAYNES.
HAMPSTEAD, May, 1900.