Buffalo Bill has been ambushed and badly shot this side of Clayton, and Thorndike the scout, too; Bill couldn't travel, but Thorndike could, and he brought the news, and Sergeant
Wilkes and six men of Company B are gone, two hours ago, hotfoot, to get Bill.
But he never got a chance; he tried heaps of times to enlist as a private, but he had lost both thumbs and a couple of front teeth, and the recruiting sergeant
wouldn't pass him.
Bulmer (of the Detective Police) to Mr.
Excuse me, ladies and gentleman," said the sergeant
, "but as I have mentioned at the door to this smart young shaver" (which he hadn't), "I am on a chase in the name of the king, and I want the blacksmith.
Mule, horse, elephant, or bullock, he obeys his driver, and the driver his sergeant
, and the sergeant
his lieutenant, and the lieutenant his captain, and the captain his major, and the major his colonel, and the colonel his brigadier commanding three regiments, and the brigadier the general, who obeys the Viceroy, who is the servant of the Empress.
with his detail met the Arabs two hundred yards from the camp.
Just as their hideous bodies could only rest in sacred earth, so the holiest love was the recruiting sergeant
for their ghastly ranks.
Then I got to be a professor of gymnastics, so as to make better use of my talents; and then I was a sergeant
fireman at Paris, and assisted at many a big fire.
At sunset in the village of Che-Kao* I sought for shelter; on my heels there trod A grim recruiting sergeant
, of the kind That seize their prey by night.
He found himself face to face with a sergeant
commanding a watch- patrol.
The worthy sergeant
had recognized the minister's secretary and the millionnaire, and, by way of paying extra attention to his noble neighbors, promised to keep their places while they paid a visit to Beauchamp.
The profiles were motion- less, carven; and afterward he remembered that the color sergeant
was standing with his legs apart, as if he expected to be pushed to the ground.