Of course, a gentleman who finds a letter on the pavement feels bound to post
it, and I presumed that he would naturally go to the nearest office.
Every partner who had charge of an interior post, and a score of retainers at his Command, felt like the chieftain of a Highland clan, and was almost as important in the eyes of his dependents as of himself.
At length it was found necessary to establish fortified posts at the confluence of the rivers and the lakes for the protection of the trade, and the restraint of these profligates of the wilderness.
Not a word of comment on the disaster of the morning escaped him when Magdalen returned and found him at his post.
If I tear them up, he will know by to-morrow's post that you are the woman who visited him in Vauxhall Walk.
she said, letting fall the hand with which she had grasped the door post
Suppose a man -- a civilian and student of hanging -- should elude the picket post
and perhaps get the better of the sentinel," said Fahrquhar, smiling, "what could he accomplish?
The Englishmen were escorted to a provisional post
established on the bank of the river, where they found the most assiduous attention, and every thing to supply their wants.
Every two weeks a dust-covered trooper would trot his jaded mount into the post
and deliver a bulging sack of mail at headquarters.
Thirdly, as proof that the position on which the battle was fought had not been foreseen and that the Shevardino Redoubt was not an advanced post
of that position, we have the fact that up to the twenty-fifth, Barclay de Tolly and Bagration were convinced that the Shevardino Redoubt was the left flank of the position, and that Kutuzov himself in his report, written in hot haste after the battle, speaks of the Shevardino Redoubt as the left flank of the position.
Mademoiselle Stangerson went to the Post
Office to get a letter, which Larsan says was written by Robert Darzac; for knowing nothing of what had passed at the Elysee, Larsan believes that it was Monsieur Darzac himself who stole the reticule with the key, with the design of forcing her consent, by getting possession of the precious papers of her father--papers which he would have restored to him on condition that the marriage engagement was to be fulfilled.
They removed their emporium from Astoria to Fort Vancouver, a strong post
on the left bank of the Columbia River, about sixty miles from its mouth; whence they furnished their interior posts
, and sent forth their brigades of trappers.