The porter, the garcons, the bourgeois, all knew le Colonel
Silky, who was now a great man, wore moustaches, and went to court--as the court was.
The mess rose joyously as he thrust forward the hilt of his sabre in token of fealty for the colonel
of the White Hussars to touch, and dropped into a vacant chair amid shouts of: "Rung ho, Hira Singh
About two years before the time of which I am now writing, and about a year and a half before the time of his death, the Colonel
came unexpectedly to my lady's house in London.
, after ascertaining where the slave belonged, rode on; the man also went on about his business, not dreaming that he had been conversing with his master.
From time to time she gave a sigh, and that sigh, which had all the semblance of sensibilities, made the unhappy colonel
tremble with hope.
Not improbably he was the best workman of his time; or, perhaps, the Colonel
thought it expedient, or was impelled by some better feeling, thus openly to cast aside all animosity against the race of his fallen antagonist.
I don't myself know 'to who,'" replied the cornet in a serious tone, "but the prince told me to 'go and tell the colonel
that the hussars must return quickly and fire the bridge.
Nor would Mahbub Ali's tone have changed, as it did every time he mentioned the Colonel
's name, if the Colonel
had been a fool.
But if there should by any chance happen to be a woman who is single at seven and twenty, I should not think Colonel
Brandon's being thirty-five any objection to his marrying HER.
And as the French say of the Duke of Wellington, who never suffered a defeat, that only an astonishing series of lucky accidents enabled him to be an invariable winner; yet even they allow that he cheated at Waterloo, and was enabled to win the last great trick: so it was hinted at headquarters in England that some foul play must have taken place in order to account for the continuous successes of Colonel
, bidden to hear the jarring noises of an engagement in the woods to the left, broke out in vague damnations.
The latter was Colonel
Ross, the well-known sportsman; the other, Inspector Gregory, a man who was rapidly making his name in the English detective service.