The battery, about thirty sappers and half the 35th Sikhs, were returning to camp.
Thus the battery was left with no other escort than thirty sappers.
Artificers, it may be as well to observe, were sappers and miners.
The sappers were at work under the thrones, and at any instant the mines might be touched off.
At a cross-road we came to a quarry where a number of sappers were working.
The party of sappers were to march, the next morning, with the ammunition escort.
The sappers were brought up and, also, a reserve company of Kashmir troops.
A group of sappers near by seemed unaffected by his behaviour.
They are the vanguard, the miners and sappers, of returning despotism.
The Madras sappers and the other sepoys followed the glorious example.