Whether the traveller
was possessed by thoughts which the fury of the night had heated and stimulated into a quicker current, or was merely impelled by some strong motive to reach his journey's end, on he swept more like a hunted phantom than a man, nor checked his pace until, arriving at some cross roads, one of which led by a longer route to the place whence he had lately started, he bore down so suddenly upon a vehicle which was coming towards him, that in the effort to avoid it he well-nigh pulled his horse upon his haunches, and narrowly escaped being thrown.
Wickedness or not," said the traveller
with the twisted staff, "I have a very general acquaintance here in New England.
But the traveller
, travelling through it, May not - dare not openly view it; Never its mysteries are exposed To the weak human eye unclosed; So wills its King, who hath forbid The uplifting of the fringed lid; And thus the sad Soul that here passes Beholds it but through darkened glasses.
My experience," answered the traveller
, "says that you have had more narrow escapes of your life, Mr.
As he sat pondering, and mechanically weighing his money in his palm, the deep breathing of the traveller
in the other bed fell so regularly upon his hearing that it attracted his eyes in that direction.
Nevertheless," said the traveller
, "if I remember rightly, I think I have read that Don Galaor, the brother of the valiant Amadis of Gaul, never had any special lady to whom he might commend himself, and yet he was not the less esteemed, and was a very stout and famous knight.
Natty, had I known you were in ambush, I should not have fired,” cried the traveller
, moving toward the spot where the deer lay—near to which he was followed by the delighted black, with his sleigh; “but the sound of old Hector was too exhilarating to be quiet; though I hardly think I struck him, either.
Take off the bridle and give him a drink, ostler," said the traveller
to the lad in a smock-frock, who had come out of the yard at the sound of the horse's hoofs.
Accordingly, he soon reached an open plat of turf, on the opposite side of which, a rock, rising abruptly from a gently sloping plain, offered its grey and weatherbeaten front to the traveller
at once raised his left hand to his left eyebrow.
To this the traveller
replied that it was possible, but that he did not understand decorations.
was such a success that the bookseller though it worth while to publish the Vicar of Wakefield.