As they plodded on
the tattered soldier con- tinued to talk.
When they had plodded on
for some time nigh the river, Riah asked the way to a certain tavern called the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters.
In the meantime, the others plodded on
at the heels of the guide, accompanied by that merry vagabond, She-wee-she.
The sun, sinking behind a lofty western peak, brought on an early but lingering twilight, and the expedition plodded on
through the evil forest--the place of mystery and fear, of death swift and silent and horrible, of brutish appetite and degraded instinct, of human life that still wallowed in the primeval slime, of savagery degenerate and abysmal.
As it was next to impossible for men so much agitated as they were by this time, to sit still and move so slowly, all three got out and plodded on
behind the carriage.
He plodded on
silently for ten minutes, and then, as though there had been no lapse in his speech, he added:
Puffing and panting, we plodded on
until within about a mile of the harbor we came upon a sight that brought us all up standing.
Henry made no reply, and plodded on
alone, though often he cast anxious glances back into the grey solitude where his partner had disappeared.