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Springing lightly up behind the lady, he leaned forward and turned the peg, and as the horse darted up into the air, he cried aloud so that his words were heard by all present, "Sultan of Cashmere, when you wish to marry princesses who have sought your protection, learn first to gain their consent.
This mistake made a difference of about two inches and a half in the 'shot' - that is to say, in the position of the peg nearest the tree; and had the treasure been beneath the 'shot,' the error would have been of little moment; but 'the shot,' together with the nearest point of the tree, were merely two points for the establishment of a line of direction; of course the error, however trivial in the beginning, increased as we proceeded with the line, and by the time we had gone fifty feet, threw us quite off the scent.
Whin I am servin' my time, I'm undher the Articles av War, an' can be whipped on the peg for thim.
There was Peg Barney sittin' on the groun' in his shirt - wan shoe off an' wan shoe on - whackin' a tent-peg over the head wid his boot, an' singin' fit to wake the dead.
I measured out the distance, which brought me almost to the wall of the house, and I thrust a peg into the spot.
Ten steps with each foot took me along parallel with the wall of the house, and again I marked my spot with a peg.
Dorothy had already taken the clock key from the peg.
It's a deal too good to be married in, master,' rejoined Peg, after a short inspection of the suit.
They an't becoming enough, Peg,' returned her master.
At the two-yard peg she faced round, and said, 'A pawn goes two squares in its first move, you know.
At the next peg the Queen turned again, and this time she said,
At length, struggling to get loose, I had the fortune to break the strings, and wrench out the pegs that fastened my left arm to the ground; for, by lifting it up to my face, I discovered the methods they had taken to bind me, and at the same time with a violent pull, which gave me excessive pain, I a little loosened the strings that tied down my hair on the left side, so that I was just able to turn my head about two inches.
As he walked home, the thoughts of this excursion out of the safe places of life into the wild and arduous, stirred and struggled in his imagination with the image of Miss Mackenzie - incongruous and yet kindred thoughts, for did not each imply unusual tightening of the pegs of resolution?
He fastened it together with wooden pegs and made the four wheels out of short pieces of a big tree trunk.
Then, whistling happily as he worked, he carefully jointed the limbs and fastened them to the body with pegs whittled into shape with his knife.