The Orange Chief
had not yet entered the field, but his men were all in place.
This band was likewise under the sway of a venerable chief
named Yo-mus-ro-y-e-cut; a name which we shall be careful not to inflict oftener than is necessary upon the reader This ancient and hard-named chieftain welcomed Captain Bonneville to his camp with the same hospitality and loving kindness that he had experienced from his predecessor.
Justice Oliver threw on his red cloak, and placed his three- cornered hat on the top of his white wig.
Inspector Heat had had a disagreeably busy day since his department received the first telegram from Greenwich a little before eleven in the morning.
From the chief
he learned that Rokoff had passed up the river a week previous, and that he had horns growing from his forehead, and was accompanied by a thousand devils.
The streets of this city were not paved nor had any attempt been made to beautify the houses or their surroundings, and having noticed this condition Scraps was astonished when the Chief
ushered her into his home.
The merchant was still pondering on this subject when he was summoned before the chief
of police and questioned about his crime, which he could not deny.
When a tribe goes to war, the chief
cannot order one party to go here and another there; but every man fights in the manner which best pleases himself; and to each separate individual to approach a stockade defended by fire-arms must appear certain death.
After a time, the voice of the sovereign chief
, "the Left- handed," was heard across the river, announcing that the council lodge was preparing, and inviting the white men to come over.
"Nevertheless," persisted the Chief
of Police, "it was a liberty that must have been very disagreeable, though it may not have hurt.
It was not until after John Starhurst and Narau had gone off to bed that Erirola crept into the chief
's house, and, after diplomatic speech, handed the whale tooth to Mongondro.
The fifth party consisted of those who were adherents of Barclay de Tolly, not so much as a man but as minister of war and commander in chief
. "Be he what he may" (they always began like that), "he is an honest, practical man and we have nobody better.