Montano, the King of Thieves, was first heard of in the mountains some ten years ago, when people said brigands were extinct.
"Do you mean the brigands?" he asked; and then, remembering a vague fear of his own, "or can you be thinking of Muscari?"
"The brigands!" cried Muscari, with a kind of monstrous gaiety.
Pickwick, with the brigand on one arm, and the troubadour on the other, walked solemnly up the entrance.
Pickwick, ma'am,' said a servant, as that gentleman approached the presiding goddess, with his hat in his hand, and the brigand and troubadour on either arm.
Tupman was doing the honours of the lobster salad to several lionesses, with a degree of grace which no brigand ever exhibited before; Mr.
Well, the two brigands set to work to lift up the dead man; they wrap him round in the sheets and chuck him out into the little yard; and the old woman hears the pigs scampering up to eat him, and grunting, HON!
She had barely gone half a quarter of a league before she sees one of the brigands coming after her, just out of craftiness to make quite sure that she had seen nothing.
"Thereupon the brigand offers to go along with her, and she accepts his offer.
This desirable impression was not lost on Mrs Jarley, who, lest Nell should become too cheap, soon sent the Brigand
out alone again, and kept her in the exhibition room, where she described the figures every half-hour to the great satisfaction of admiring audiences.
It was a good while after that before we ventured to steal any more grapes, and when we did we stirred up another troublesome brigand
, and then we ceased all further speculation in that line.
The Cour des Miracles was, in fact, merely a dram-shop; but a brigand
's dram-shop, reddened quite as much with blood as with wine.