The indaba began upon small matters, a recent dispute or two as to the ownership of cattle, or of land commonage, and so forth.
Well take the grog in and smoke a final pipe or two over our indaba.
After that the "indaba" or talk began, which I do not propose to set out at length, for it is a matter of history.
The nature of that errand stood revealed in the indaba then being held between the two opposing parties.
Clearly the chief mistook him in the darkness for one of those who had taken part in the indaba.
The indaba had dropped; but now Pandulu, who had spoken but little before, seemed anxious to revive it.
At last he persuaded them to meet him in a formal 'indaba', which must have been a dramatic scene.
The ears of the outside attendants were by no means deaf, however, and now they came crowding up around the scene of the indaba.
As it was, we sat down, had an indaba and a friendly smoke, and parted on the best of terms.
And no one was more emphatic than a man who had said very little during the indaba.