The holders of the lists occupied the end which was nearest to the city gate.
The prince nodded, and the trumpets rang out, while the champions rode forth one after the other, each meeting his opponent in the centre of the lists. Sir William Beauchamp went down before the practiced lance of the Captal de Buch.
The northern access to the lists terminated in a similar entrance of thirty feet in breadth, at the extremity of which was a large enclosed space for such knights as might be disposed to enter the lists with the challengers, behind which were placed tents containing refreshments of every kind for their accommodation, with armourers, tarriers, and other attendants, in readiness to give their services wherever they might be necessary.
The exterior of the lists was in part occupied by temporary galleries, spread with tapestry and carpets, and accommodated with cushions for the convenience of those ladies and nobles who were expected to attend the tournament.
Vast as the show-grounds were, there were no vacant spaces in them outside of the lists, at ten o'clock on the morning of the 16th.
The iron tower and the gorgeous bedquilt came cumbrously but gracefully pirouetting down the lists, and we tripped lightly up to meet them.
"Had any papers been handed about among them, similar to these lists
This science had been recently added to the list
of subjects upon which the student was obliged to inform himself, but the amount of knowledge required was very small.
'I tell you he's very sorry, don't I?' remonstrated Isaac List,
'Certainly,' Isaac List struck in, 'if this good lady as keeps the wax-works has money, and does keep it in a tin box when she goes to bed, and doesn't lock her door for fear of fire, it seems a easy thing; quite a Providence, I should call it--but then I've been religiously brought up.'
Yes, she had passed--there was her name at the very top of a list of two hundred!
"Father brought the paper home from Bright River not ten minutes ago--it came out on the afternoon train, you know, and won't be here till tomorrow by mail--and when I saw the pass list I just rushed over like a wild thing.
This, in its turn, was succeeded by the list
of the witnesses, and by the names of the jurors
`I'd rather finish my tea,' said the Hatter, with an anxious look at the Queen, who was reading the list of singers.
Alice watched the White Rabbit as he fumbled over the list, feeling very curious to see what the next witness would be like,