During the trip from Shador I had had no opportunity to talk with my fellow-prisoner, but now that we were safely within the barred paddock our guards
abated their watchfulness, with the result that I found myself able to approach the red Martian youth for whom I felt such a strange attraction.
As the mayor had foreseen, the sight of the guards
had exasperated the mob.
"I have been told that you are ambitious of uniting your guards
with my musketeers.
's words roused him, and forced him to think of his mother and his approaching meeting with her.
The Horse Guards
were galloping, but still holding in their horses.
CREON By you, as first by me; off with them, guards
, And keep them close.
"Take away the prisoner," said the commissary to the two guards
There was only one other place in the river for a fish-trap, but, when my father and I and a dozen other men started to make a very large trap, the guards
came from the big grass-house we had built for Dog-Tooth.
Here he stopped for a minute, to look at the strange, irregular clusters of lights piled one above the other, and twinkling afar off so high, that they looked like stars, gleaming from the castle walls on the one side and the Calton Hill on the other, as if they illuminated veritable castles in the air; while the old picturesque town slept heavily on, in gloom and darkness below: its palace and chapel of Holyrood, guarded
day and night, as a friend of my uncle's used to say, by old Arthur's Seat, towering, surly and dark, like some gruff genius, over the ancient city he has watched so long.
Hereupon he was invited to go down on his knees, and the guards
of Loewestein, twelve in number, at a sign from a sergeant, very cleverly lodged a musket-ball each in his body.
I was surprised to note that all the guards
with the hotel at which we stopped were red men, and on inquiring of one of them I learned that they were slaves purchased by the proprietors of the hotels from the government.
This one was in the dress of a student, and one of the guards
said he was a great talker and a very elegant Latin scholar.
"Look here, sir," says the guard
, after giving a sharp toot- toot; "there's two on 'em; out-and-out runners they be.
"Soup!" cried the guard
of Scoodlers, speaking together.
A long saloon carriage, with a guard
's brake behind and an engine in front, was waiting there.