You have not seen the pack-horse with the bags
under the shed yonder?"
Tarzan watched and was sure that they would hold, yet Numa is mightily muscled and there was the chance, always, that he might struggle free of his bonds after which all would depend upon the efficacy of Tarzan's bags
and draw strings.
Before going to sleep he was sufficiently wide awake to put a paper bag
over his head to keep off the flies.
This rig of mine's kinder small for the mail bags
and I'm some heftier than Thomas!' Just wait, miss, till I shift these bags
a bit and I'll tuck you in somehow.
The solemn protestations of the hostler being wholly unavailing, the leather hat-box was obliged to be raked up from the lowest depth of the boot, to satisfy him that it had been safely packed; and after he had been assured on this head, he felt a solemn presentiment, first, that the red bag
was mislaid, and next that the striped bag
had been stolen, and then that the brown-paper parcel 'had come untied.' At length when he had received ocular demonstration of the groundless nature of each and every of these suspicions, he consented to climb up to the roof of the coach, observing that now he had taken everything off his mind, he felt quite comfortable and happy.
"I don't like curious women," he retorted, "and you had better remember the story of BLUE-BEARD and be careful....Come, give me back my bag
!...Give me back my bag
!...Leave the key alone, will you, you inquisitive little thing?"
The Herd-boy was very much delighted over his stroke of good fortune, and, hiding the magic loaf in his bag
, he hurried off to the nearest village to buy himself something to eat, and then returned to his sheep.
Presently he got the bag
unfastened and plunged his hands into it.
He took a large cotton bag
from a shelf, put it on his head, and pulled it far down to his very nose.
The shepherd's dog barked fiercely when one of these alien-looking men appeared on the upland, dark against the early winter sunset; for what dog likes a figure bent under a heavy bag
?--and these pale men rarely stirred abroad without that mysterious burden.
She hurried a few quite useless articles into a very little bag
, left the note in a conspicuous place, and went out, softly closing the gate after her.
"But how in the world is he to get out of the bag