Mr. Van Riebeek is kind to Hottentots, but Hottentot tribes are hostile to each other
About noon on the 10th, as some of the workmen were busy with their spades and wheelbarrows, and others were beating down bushes and earth in the walls, nine or ten of the Goringhaiquas made their appearance.
To the surprize of the Dutch, Harry's people immediately seized their assegais and bows, and attacked the strangers with great fury.
Skipper Hoochsaet with a corporal and a party of armed soldiers ran in between them, but had some difficulty in seperating the combatants and restoring peace.
It was not four days since the expedition had arrived, and already the Europeans had learned of the hostility existing between the different Hottentot clans.