So the guard
of the Dover mail thought to himself, that Friday night in November, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, lumbering up Shooter's Hill, as he stood on his own particular perch behind the mail, beating his feet, and keeping an eye and a hand on the arm-chest before him, where a loaded blunderbuss lay at the top of six or eight loaded horse-pistols, deposited on a substratum of cutlass.
"Tell young gent to look alive," says guard
, opening the hind- boot and shooting in the parcels after examining them by the lamps.
"Where is the white man?" cried the guard
The bearer of dread tidings needs must quake.
At last, after a somewhat prolonged wait, the guard
, whose hoarse voice they had heard on the platform of the small station in which they were standing, entered the carriage.
The women worked cheaper, and there was less food, and Tiger-Face said we should become guards
. Only I could not become a guard
because I was lame of one leg and Tiger-Face would not have me.
For he felt, gentlemen, that for a guard
he didn't know, to call him Jack Martin, was a liberty which the Post Office wouldn't have sanctioned if they had known it.
still had the smile on his face with which he accompanied and as it were accentuated his tale, when footsteps and a jingling of spurs were heard ascending the stair-case.
"Tell Sorav, your master, that two warriors from Illall wish to take service in the palace guard
," I said.
replied that it was because he alone had committed more crimes than all the rest put together, and was so daring and such a villain, that though they marched him in that fashion they did not feel sure of him, but were in dread of his making his escape.
He took the opportunity of calling out his guard
, the Swiss troops and the musketeers, and he had planted them round the Palais Royal, on the quays, and on the Pont Neuf.
de Gesvres appeared, at the head of twelve guards
, in front of the hostelry.