For me, I snatched up the rug--afterwards I found it was Noma's best kaross, made by Basutos
of chosen cat-skins, and worth three oxen--and I fled, followed by Koos.
(1861) The Basutos
. Morija: Morija Museum and Archives.
I a Xhosa, say you are my brothers, Swazis, Pondos, Basutos
, we die like brothers, for though they made us leave our assegais in the kraal, our voices are left with our bodies".
Among Boers and Basutos
. Westminster: Roxburghe Press, 1898.
"Moshedi of The Basutos
." Part I, Pittsburgh Courier (December 28, 1957), 6.
Charles Payton (1872), a digger, concurred that: [T]he Kaffirs are considered the best and most trustworthy labourers, and of the Kaffirs the Zulus have the best reputation, and perhaps the Basutos
The Eugene Casalis record of his twenty-three years at Morija, The Basutos
of 1861, is more formal, polished.
Moshesh the king of the Basutos
, of whom James Backhouse and George Washington Walker give some account, is one of the most extraordinary men I ever met with, and I had almost said a miracle of a man, when his circumstances in Africa are taken into consideration, and the French mission among his people, present one of the loveliest pictures under heaven.
: Or, Twenty-Three Years in South Africa, London: James Nisbet & Co, 1861.