Lorry, getting down into the road--assisted from behind more swiftly than politely by the other two passengers, who immediately scrambled into the coach
, shut the door, and pulled up the window.
I labour under the same kind of astonishment to this day, having invariably observed that of all human weaknesses, the one to which our common nature is the least disposed to confess (I cannot imagine why) is the weakness of having gone to sleep in a coach
The muleteers, who had no idea of a joke and did not understand all this about battles and spoils, seeing that Don Quixote was some distance off talking to the travellers in the coach
, fell upon Sancho, knocked him down, and leaving hardly a hair in his beard, belaboured him with kicks and left him stretched breathless and senseless on the ground; and without any more delay helped the friar to mount, who, trembling, terrified, and pale, as soon as he found himself in the saddle, spurred after his companion, who was standing at a distance looking on, watching the result of the onslaught; then, not caring to wait for the end of the affair just begun, they pursued their journey making more crosses than if they had the devil after them.
Then, amongst a chorus of screams from the peasants and a universal crossing of themselves, a caleche, with four horses, drove up behind us, overtook us, and drew up beside the coach
Help this rascal to set up the coach
," sai the hobgoblin to me; then, with a terrific screech at three countrymen at a distance, "Here, you fellows, ain't you ashamed to stand off when a poor woman is in distress?
The postilion started the horses, the off pole horse tugged at his collar, the high springs creaked, and the body of the coach
I don't think the worse of the man now, for having been rude to me, that morning, on the top of the Shrewsbury coach
I haven't been in a hackney coach
of my own hiring, for thirty years, and I hope I shan't be for thirty more, if I live as long.
says the Squire, and goes in again to his bed, the coach
being well out of sight and hearing.
At four o'clock, on such a roseate summer's morning as even made Great Gaunt Street look cheerful, the faithful Tinker, having wakened her bedfellow, and bid her prepare for departure, unbarred and unbolted the great hall door (the clanging and clapping whereof startled the sleeping echoes in the street), and taking her way into Oxford Street, summoned a coach
from a stand there.
Having taken my measure for this journey I let her know it, and sent the maid that tended me, from the beginning, to take a place for me in the coach
There is nobody down here; and one or two dull lamps upon the steamer's decks are the only signs of life remaining, when our coach
has driven away.
She sat here, thoughtful and apart, until their time was out, and the distant horn told that the coach
Pickwick and his three companions had resolved to make Rochester their first halting-place too; and having intimated to their new-found acquaintance that they were journeying to the same city, they agreed to occupy the seat at the back of the coach
, where they could all sit together.
But what was it that suggested to him, as he saw the Laceham coach
entering the town, to follow it to the coach
-office, and get the clerk there to write a letter, requiring Maggie to come home the very next day?