With a word and a pressure of the knees I sent Ace leaping out into the open, and with Nobs running close alongside, we raced toward her.
I could not understand it, but I could only urge Ace to greater speed, and most nobly did the wondrous creature respond to my demands.
He was within a pace of Ajor when Ace and I dashed between them, and I, leaning down to the left, swept my little barbarian into the hollow of an arm and up on the withers of my glorious Ace.
And then Ace sank suddenly into thick mud to his belly, and Ajor and I were thrown far over his head.
Each was tall and straight and wonderfully muscled; yet they differed as Ace might differ from a perfect specimen of another species.
It is a remarkable circumstance,' he mused, dallying lazily with the teaspoon, 'that my friend the madman should have been within an ace
of escaping, on his trial; and it was a good stroke of chance
If she had the ace
of trumps in her hand at whist, she wouldn't say anything, child.
Pickwick had not returned that diamond, or led the club, or roughed the spade, or finessed the heart, or led through the honour, or brought out the ace
, or played up to the king, or some such thing; and in reply to all these grave charges, Mr.
Such a clerk for you, Brass, such a prize, such an ace
The officers labored like politicians to beat the mass into a proper circle to face the men- aces
With frantic eagerness Monty grovelled down to see them - then with a shriek of triumph he threw down a pair of aces
We can give 'em cards and spades an' little casino an' win out on big casino and the aces