338-349) So said the bright-eyed goddess and swiftly got up into the car with victory and renown in her hands.
Nay, guide your fleet car aside and yield and go out of the path.
But Cycnus the stout spearman cared not to obey him and to pull up the horses that drew his chariot.
The laughter rang louder; they clung to the gate, to the posts, rested on their staves, in the weakness engendered by their convulsions at the spectacle of Car. Our heroine, who had hitherto held her peace, at this wild moment could not help joining in with the rest.
The rather too inclusive speech brought down a torrent of vituperation from other quarters upon fair Tess's unlucky head, particularly from the Queen of Diamonds, who having stood in the relations to d'Urberville that Car had also been suspected of, united with the latter against the common enemy.
"Heu-heu-heu!" laughed dark Car's mother, stroking her moustache as she explained laconically: "Out of the frying-pan into the fire!"
Keep holt of this car! Is there a strong man among ye to take her if I hand her out?"
"Keep the car from jumping," he said to those who clustered about him.
He moved it, rolled it on one side, and pushed at the wheel of the car as his companion put in the speed.
And you, George," he added, turning to a boy, "get into the car and show this man the way round to the garage, and then take him to the servants' hall."
The rush of cold air, as the car swung round and started off, was like new life to him.
"I have been run over by a motor car," his patient said, speaking slowly and with something singularly agreeable in his voice notwithstanding its slight accent of pain.