Here their progress was less interrupted; and the instant the guide perceived that the females could command their steeds, he moved on, at a pace
between a trot and a walk, and at a rate which kept the sure- footed and peculiar animals they rode at a fast yet easy amble.
We had both the same sort of courage at our work, and John had oftener to hold us in than to urge us forward; he never had to use the whip with either of us; then our paces
were much the same, and I found it very easy to keep step with her when trotting, which made it pleasant, and master always liked it when we kept step well, and so did John.
In this state they traversed without change, except of horses and pace
, all the mire- deep leagues that lay between them and the capital.
When they were within two paces
of each other, Marley's Ghost held up its hand, warning him to come no nearer.
Mell, who went back a few paces
to pick them up, and looked at them (very disconsolately, I was afraid), as we went on together.
Stop a minute, though," he said, wheeling round before we had gone many paces
My hut, I thought, would be empty, for nobody sleeps there except myself, and the huts of Noma were some paces
away to the right.
So saying, a noble stroke he lifted high, Which hung not, but so swift with tempest fell On the proud Crest of SATAN, that no sight, Nor motion of swift thought, less could his Shield Such ruin intercept: ten paces
huge He back recoild; the tenth on bended knee His massie Spear upstaid; as if on Earth Winds under ground or waters forcing way Sidelong, had push't a Mountain from his seat Half sunk with all his Pines.
Now, however, no whit anticipating the oblivion which awaited their names and feats, the champions advanced through the lists, restraining their fiery steeds, and compelling them to move slowly, while, at the same time, they exhibited their paces
, together with the grace and dexterity of the riders.
I was scarcely in position ere my enemies began to arrive, seven or eight of them, running hard, their feet beating out of time along the road and the man with the lantern some paces
murmured D'Artagnan, "and to think that we are compelled to leave him; maybe the same fate awaits us two paces
There were in all, then, a hundred paces
; and, admitting two paces
to the yard, I presumed the dungeon to be fifty yards in circuit.