I watched the Devons pass me at Burgher's nek and it struck me how wonderfully well they looked.
It was in an attempt of this kind that the disaster at Nicholson's nek was incurred.
From this it climbed wearily up to the throat of the nek, a dull tract of country with few farms and no beauties.
At noon we came in contact with the scouts of the enemy who were holding the nek.
A few hours later news came in of the reverse at Nicholson's nek.
We moved out from the nek through Krondaal and camped at Sterkstrom.
Two ridges met here, and formed what was named at once the "nek."
Yet we had to get through the nek and get to the plateau before I could allow any rest.
With shouts of joy, and singing the "Volkslied," they rode out to occupy the nek.
Now, just after Turks' Point the ridge narrowed and formed the nek.