Tell me where thy barracks are and I will set thee there.'
'The deuce he would!' The Englishman looked critically at the boy as Mahbub headed towards the barracks. Kim ground his teeth.
Without stopping to explain my plans I retraced my way to the street and hastened to the barracks. I did not dare to enter the building, filled as it was with members of the air-scout squadron, who, in common with all Zodanga, were on the lookout for me.
But few buildings in Zodanga were higher than these barracks, though several topped it by a few hundred feet; the docks of the great battleships of the line standing some fifteen hundred feet from the ground, while the freight and passenger stations of the merchant squadrons rose nearly as high.
"Drive the rascals to their barracks
! Down with them!
In the grass-thatched barracks
nearly two hundred woolly-headed man-eaters slept off the weariness of the day's toil, though several lifted their heads to listen to the curses of one who cursed the white man who never slept.
An officer slunk, almost ran, from the mess to a barrack. He was mobbed by the infuriated soldiery, who closed round but did not kill him, for he fought his way to shelter, flying for the life.
Mulcahy hastened to his own barrack. He could hardly hear himself speak.
It is the custom in India to send a certain number of invalids from each regiment up to stations in the Himalayas for the hot weather; and though the men ought to enjoy the cool and the comfort, they miss the society of the barracks
down below, and do their best to come back or to avoid going.
Soothed by this thought, he drove off once more to his friends at the Ismailofsky barracks
. He was expected there.
Doctor Slammer and his friends repaired to the barracks
, and Mr.
George is becoming thoughtful, sitting before the fire in the whitewashed room, which has a sanded floor and a barrack
smell and contains nothing superfluous and has not a visible speck of dirt or dust in it, from the faces of Quebec and Malta to the bright tin pots and pannikins upon the dresser shelves--Mr.