De Wet was to come, join forces with the other wandering commandoes, and marching through Cape Colony was to sit at the gates of Cape Town and dictate terms of the British. Tropez has the answer, and permanently I hear. P'raps you're tellin' this yarn, an' p'raps I ain't; any'ow, whether it makes no difference about bein' a Lord or Sir or not, that's wot Kitchener told Buller—'t any rate. Some time ago, operating in the north-west of the Transvaal, was a nice general. Botha is the recognised Commander-in-Chief, and with him is Schalk Burger, the recognised president of the late Republic, and the surrender of these two men will signify that as Governments the Transvaal and Orange Free-State have laid down their arms and are prepared to sue for peace. You think I'm not happy maybe? Older, very sober and severe and beautifully calm.