"N'dio, bwana," assented the latter to a speech of which he understood not one word.
More and more stretches the distance between the bwana and his headman.
"Our bwana has fallen asleep," he uttered in a voice that would have been inaudible to white men.
"We tell no lies, bwana" said one of the messengers earnestly.
To him bwana Nyele raised a face so ghastly that even the half-savage porter was startled.
You must get hold of bwana Nyele, and you must tie him fast also, and keep him from his safari.
To their faces he called them bwana, but in his heart he considered them not.
Well had he deserved his native name of bwana Nyele--the master with the mane.
Then after two weeks we send two men to tell the bwana where we are.
When he looked at it, and then at our bwana, I read everything in his mind.
respectful or reverential form of address in East Africa, 1878, from Swahili.