I never had words yet with horse or mare
, and it is my wish to live at peace.
The black mare
was blameless; they were right who had named Mrs.
Here comes the mare
," said Joe, "ringing like a peal of bells
Jack shall have Jill, Nought shall go ill, The man shall have his mare
again; And all shall be well.
But I had no time to pursue these reflections; for the gray horse came to the door, and made me a sign to follow him into the third room where I saw a very comely mare
, together with a colt and foal, sitting on their haunches upon mats of straw, not unartfully made, and perfectly neat and clean.
He jumped from the cart, and having told the groom to take the mare
home, made his way towards his guest through the withered bracken and rough undergrowth.
Then she peeled it, ate it, and threw the rind out of the window, and it so happened that a mare
that was running loose in the court below ate up the rind.
He had gone but a few paces into the wood, when he saw a mare
tied to an oak, and tied to another, and stripped from the waist upwards, a youth of about fifteen years of age, from whom the cries came.
Back at a bend in the road he heard a rumbling and a lumbering, when up drove a stout butcher, whistling gaily, and driving a mare
that sped slowly enough because of the weight of meat with which the cart was loaded.
Five men dragged the mare
to the fire, and cut her up with the dexterity of a Parisian butcher.
When she went to her country-place at Prebaudet, she drove there in an old wicker carriole, hung on two straps of white leather, drawn by a wheezy mare
, and scarcely protected by two leather curtains rusty with age.
I have not seen anything pulled down so quick since I was on the Pampas and had a mare
that I was fond of go to grass all in a night.