A young man, in the dress of an officer
, conducted to their steeds two females, who, as it was apparent by their dresses, were prepared to encounter the fatigues of a journey in the woods.
So, one fine morning I ascended the flight of granite steps, with the President's commission in my pocket, and was introduced to the corps of gentlemen who were to aid me in my weighty responsibility as chief executive officer
of the Custom-House.
On hearing this one of the newly arrived officers
of the Brotherhood, who had been listening to the dispute and controversy, unable to restrain his anger and impatience, exclaimed, "It is a pack-saddle as sure as my father is my father, and whoever has said or will say anything else must be drunk.
First there marched four officers
of the jeddak's Guard bearing a huge salver on which reposed, upon a cushion of scarlet silk, a great golden chain with a collar and padlock at each end.
alone went on board, where he was received with all the deference inspired by the uniform.
I therefore intend to send for two of the principal officers
of the place, that we may converse with them.
You tell the colonel in the presence of other officers
that an officer
Before it had gotten into action its crew lay dead about it; but there were other men to take their places, reluctantly perhaps; but driven on by their officers
they were forced to it and at the same time two other machine guns were swung around toward the ape-man and put into operation.
I thought it highly desirable to give myself a chance of ascertaining their whereabouts from the talk of the officers
in the next room, before I risked the possibility of running right into their clutches on the outer side of the door.
There, plodding over the ghastly white snow, were the officers
It was the commander of a Chinese man-of-war who received a copy of the edict of 1972 from the hand of my illustrious ancestor, Admiral Turck, on one hundred seventy-five, two hundred and six years ago, and from the yellowed pages of the admiral's diary I learned that the fate of the Philippines was even then presaged by these Chinese naval officers
The captain of the Susquehanna, as brave a man as need be, and the humble servant of his officers
, returned to his cabin, took a brandy-grog, which earned for the steward no end of praise, and turned in, not without having complimented his servant upon his making beds, and slept a peaceful sleep.
All that day the serjeant and the young soldier marched together; and the former, who was an arch fellow, told the latter many entertaining stories of his campaigns, though in reality he had never made any; for he was but lately come into the service, and had, by his own dexterity, so well ingratiated himself with his officers
, that he had promoted himself to a halberd; chiefly indeed by his merit in recruiting, in which he was most excellently well skilled.
He was only looking at the book to avoid conversation with the officers
coming in and out; he was thinking.
still held the horse by the bridle, and had not lost all hope of seeing the king recover his resolution.