What Little Toomai liked was to scramble up bridle paths that only an elephant could take; the dip into the valley below; the glimpses of the wild elephants browsing miles away; the rush of the frightened pig and peacock under Kala Nag's feet; the blinding warm rains, when all the hills and valleys smoked; the beautiful misty mornings when nobody knew where they would camp that night; the steady, cautious drive
of the wild elephants, and the mad rush and blaze and hullabaloo of the last night's drive
, when the elephants poured into the stockade like boulders in a landslide, found that they could not get out, and flung themselves at the heavy posts only to be driven back by yells and flaring torches and volleys of blank cartridge.
I have to be here at half-past three to take my drops: it's really no use trying to follow Bencomb's new treatment if I don't do it systematically; and if I join you later, of course I shall miss my drive
He is quite a nice, harmless little man, pleasant to talk to, good-tempered, and full of fun ; but he thinks he is too old to begin to learn new and uncomfortable ways, and he has that horror of being made better by his wife that distinguishes so many righteous men, and is shared by the Man of Wrath, who persists in holding his glass in his left hand at meals, because if he did not (and I don't believe he particularly likes doing it) his relations might say that marriage has improved him, and thus drive
the iron into his soul.
We've got to drive
five miles across Missel Moor before we get to the Manor.
So he sat, while the cabman toasted the publican, and the publican toasted the cabman, and both reviewed the affairs of the nation; so he still sat, when his master condescended to return, and drive
off at last down-hill, along the curve of Lynedoch Place; but even so sitting, as he passed the end of his father's street, he took one glance from between shielding fingers, and beheld a doctor's carriage at the door.
When they saw all this, my men begged me to let them first steal some cheeses, and make off with them to the ship; they would then return, drive
down the lambs and kids, put them on board and sail away with them.
them yourself and I will be ready for him with my spear.
The evening grew darker, and the roads being crossed by gates it was not safe to drive
faster than at a walking pace.
The hauling was not over till mid-day, and as the lumber was to be delivered to Andrew Hale, the Starkfield builder, it was really easier for Ethan to send Jotham Powell, the hired man, back to the farm on foot, and drive
the load down to the village himself.
We shall drive
directly to Clifton and dine there; and, as soon as dinner is over, if there is time for it, go on to Kingsweston.
Kuragin was to put her into a troyka he would have ready and to drive
her forty miles to the village of Kamenka, where an unfrocked priest was in readiness to perform a marriage ceremony over them.
The animals you have with you we will drive
to the mountains and put into the Black Pit.