Accordingly, as the sun went down, the little party came to a halt
, made a large fire, spitted their buffalo meat on wooden sticks, and, when sufficiently roasted, planted the savory viands before them; cutting off huge slices with their hunting knives, and supping with a hunter's appetite.
When we halted
, as we occasionally did, though sometimes the halts
seemed ages apart, he would join in the conversation, as would Ghak the Hairy One, he who was chained just ahead of Dian the Beautiful.
Some parts were more, and others were less easy, but we were not once brought to a halt
by any serious impediment, for when an obstruction was met in front it could always be turned to the right or to the left.
Meanwhile, the archdeacon, who had abandoned the dumbfounded Charmolue where he stood, had approached them and halted
a few paces distant, watching them without their noticing him, so deeply were they absorbed in contemplation of the purse.
Cautiously the weird party crept through the jungle in the wake of the great ape until at last he halted
them with a raised hand and pointed upward and a little ahead.
Another quarter of an hour and the Prince will arrive and the procession will halt
for the last time; after the tulip is placed on its throne, the Prince, yielding precedence to this rival for the popular adoration, will take a magnificently emblazoned parchment, on which is written the name of the grower; and his Highness, in a loud and audible tone, will proclaim him to be the discoverer of a wonder; that Holland, by the instrumentality of him, Boxtel, has forced Nature to produce a black flower, which shall henceforth be called Tulipa nigra Boxtellea.
Here we decided to halt
, for we had had a hard day of it, and, if the truth were known, I think that we had all given up hope of overtaking the launch other than by the merest accident.
"There's Jihoue-la-Mkoa, where we must halt
for a few minutes.
Still we did not halt
, though by this time we should have been glad enough to do so, for we knew that when once the sun was fully up it would be almost impossible for us to travel.
They had made their halt
at the distance of an arrow-flight from the bushes; but when the stranger came sufficiently nigh to show that the deep coating of red and brown, which time and exposure had given to his features, was laid upon the original colour of a Pale- face, they slowly receded from the spot, until they reached a distance that might defeat the aim of fire-arms.
Near the Voskresenski Bridge my feet began to ache with weariness, until I could hardly pull myself along; until presently I met with Ermolaev, a writer in our office, who, stepping aside, halted
, and followed me with his eyes, as though to beg of me a glass of vodka.
Half across the space they ran, and halted
suddenly, and, as they halted
, the dead ashes of the fire flew up before their feet in a little cloud.