This was a merry life for the Baron of Grogzwig, and a merrier still for the baron's retainers, who drank Rhine wine every night till they fell under the table, and then had the bottles on the floor, and called for pipes.
One night, after a day's sport in which he had outdone Nimrod or Gillingwater, and slaughtered "another fine bear," and brought him home in triumph, the Baron Von Koeldwethout sat moodily at the head of his table, eyeing the smoky roof of the hall with a discontended aspect.
To the residence of Baron
Danglars, Rue de la Chaussee d'Antin.
And shouting horsemen are galloping from group to group, and little banners are fluttering lazily in the warm breeze, and every now and then there is a deeper stir as the ranks make way on either side, and some great Baron
on his war-horse, with his guard of squires around him, passes along to take his station at the head of his serfs and vassals.
But," he continued, "this outlaw devil will come to the end of a short halter when once our civil strife is settled, for the barons
themselves have decided upon an expedition against him, if the King will not subdue him.
Just as the arrow left the bow, the Vice-Warden trod heavily on the toe of the Baron
, who yelled with the pain.
ejaculated--or, rather, growled--the Baron
as he turned towards me in angry surprise.
You already, my dear Baron
, know, I think, whither they lead.
Rivar, again, in his way was another conventional representative of another well-known type.
uf, in hope of discovering some symptoms of relenting; but that of the Baron
exhibited the same cold, half-sullen, half-sarcastic smile which had been the prelude to his cruelty; and the savage eyes of the Saracens, rolling gloomily under their dark brows, acquiring a yet more sinister expression by the whiteness of the circle which surrounds the pupil, evinced rather the secret pleasure which they expected from the approaching scene, than any reluctance to be its directors or agents.
Monsieur Pailleton had been a little taken aback by the visit of the Baron
cried Milady; and as if acted upon by a spring, she bounded toward the baron
, who awaited her attack with his arms crossed, but nevertheless with one hand on the hilt of his sword.