Charpoys and cigarettes were provided, and waiters attended upon us.
The nine forms lay flat or curled up on their charpoys--all was well.
After partaking of this refreshment we threw ourselves down on charpoys (native bedsteads), and soon fell fast asleep.
We had our beds brought into the dining-room, and for the first time during the siege we were to sleep on charpoys (bedsteads).
Creeping stealthily, they reached the two charpoys, and each squatted at the back of his intended victim.
The weak point was our having only two thin quilts underneath on the charpoys.
So spreading our blankets upon the charpoys, we turned in, and were soon oblivious of all our surroundings.
We had killed one more than our own number, however, and five more were so severely wounded that they were removed on "charpoys."