Bright were the days at Merry Mount
, when the Maypole was the banner staff of that gay colony!
Could we but reach these hills our chances of escape would be greatly enhanced, but Thuvia's mount
, although carrying the lightest burden, already was showing signs of exhaustion.
His wide mouth spread into an answering smile, and locking one of his intermediary arms in mine we turned and walked back toward his mount
. At the same time he motioned his followers to advance.
She was mounted
upon a high stepladder, unhooking a picture from the wall when he entered.
D'Artagnan, freely applying his spurs, was in advance of Porthos two feet at the most; Musqueton followed two lengths behind; the guards were scattered according to the varying excellence of their respective mounts
But anxious to find quarters for the night, they with all despatch made an end of their poor dry fare, mounted
at once, and made haste to reach some habitation before night set in; but daylight and the hope of succeeding in their object failed them close by the huts of some goatherds, so they determined to pass the night there, and it was as much to Sancho's discontent not to have reached a house, as it was to his master's satisfaction to sleep under the open heaven, for he fancied that each time this happened to him he performed an act of ownership that helped to prove his chivalry.
, carrying but a single rider, gained upon that of the Manatorian, so that as they neared the palace Gahan was scarce a hundred yards behind, and now, to his consternation, he saw the fellow turn into the great entrance-way.
Behind him he could hear the voice of Achmet Zek crying to him to halt; but Werper only dug the spurs deeper into the bleeding sides of his panting mount
. Two hundred yards within the forest a broken branch lay across the trail.
"You can mount
now, my boy," he then said to Pinocchio.
Among the company at the door were the mineralogist and the owner of the gold opera glass whom we had encountered in the Notch; two Georgian gentlemen, who had chilled their southern blood that morning on the top of Mount
Washington; a physician and his wife from Conway; a trader of Burlington, and an old squire of the Green Mountains; and two young married couples, all the way from Massachusetts, on the matrimonial jaunt, Besides these strangers, the rugged county of Coos, in which we were, was represented by half a dozen wood-cutters, who had slain a bear in the forest and smitten off his paw.
"All the more willingly, Joe, that there is Mount
Duthumi right ahead of us.
Though it was impossible to say in what the peculiarity of the horse and rider lay, yet at first glance at the esaul and Denisov one saw that the latter was wet and uncomfortable and was a man mounted
on a horse, while looking at the esaul one saw that he was as comfortable and as much at ease as always and that he was not a man who had mounted
a horse, but a man who was one with his horse, a being consequently possessed of twofold strength.