At the bridge they met the British infantry, who gave them a volley.
He fired his volley of explanation at his employer with the rapidity of a Maxim gun.
Volley after volley was poured into the dense mass, at deadly range.
"Hope they don't wing one another," he remarked of the askaris' volley.
A cry of surprise was raised, and drowned in a volley of ribald inquiry and chaff.