The Dover mail was in its usual genial position that the guard
suspected the passengers, the passengers suspected one another and the guard
, they all suspected everybody else, and the coachman was sure of nothing but the horses; as to which cattle he could with a clear conscience have taken his oath on the two Testaments that they were not fit for the journey.
Up goes Tom, the guard
catching his hatbox and holding on with one hand, while with the other he claps the horn to his mouth.
We heard the guard
moving about from cell to cell, and finally, his rounds completed, he again entered ours.
Well, it must out; the corpse is buried; someone E'en now besprinkled it with thirsty dust, Performed the proper ritual--and was gone.
"That's just what I've come to ask you, sir," the guard
"So it was that the tribe was left without eyes or guards
. We had not the strength of sixty.
'"This," said the guard
, pointing to an old-fashioned Edinburgh and London mail, which had the steps down and the door open.
what did I tell you?" whispered the communicative guard
in the ear of the culprit.
The interview could not have lasted over ten minutes when Sorav summoned an aid whom he instructed to record us properly, and then escort us to the quarters in the palace which are set aside for aspirants to membership in the palace guard
"He goes for ten years," replied the guard
, "which is the same thing as civil death, and all that need be said is that this good fellow is the famous Gines de Pasamonte, otherwise called Ginesillo de Parapilla."
Any one who happened at that moment to contemplate that red simar -- the gorgeous robe of office -- and the rich lace, or who gazed on that pale brow, bent in anxious meditation, might, in the solitude of that apartment, combined with the silence of the ante-chambers and the measured paces of the guards
upon the landing-place, have fancied that the shade of Cardinal Richelieu lingered still in his accustomed haunt.
People who are arrested are placed between the six first guards
and the six last."
"Soup!" cried the guard
of Scoodlers, speaking together.
A smart guard
jumped out, giving a whistle, and after him one by one the impatient passengers began to get down: an officer of the guards
, holding himself erect, and looking severely about him; a nimble little merchant with a satchel, smiling gaily; a peasant with a sack over his shoulder.
A long saloon carriage, with a guard
's brake behind and an engine in front, was waiting there.