, with little sense of humor and of the fitness of things, related a somber episode of those dark and bitter days, in which he had acted a conspicuous part and always formed a central figure.
This sluggishness on Colonel
Pyncheon's part became still more unaccountable, when the second dignitary of the province made his appearance, and found no more ceremonious a reception.
But if there should by any chance happen to be a woman who is single at seven and twenty, I should not think Colonel
Brandon's being thirty-five any objection to his marrying HER.
Here all is harmony; the devastation seems organized," said the colonel
, pulling the chain of a bell; but the bell was without a clapper.
Thirty or forty passengers had already descended, amongst them Colonel
was seen to straighten his form and put one hand forth in oratorical fashion.
Elizabeth laughed heartily at this picture of herself, and said to Colonel
Fitzwilliam, "Your cousin will give you a very pretty notion of me, and teach you not to believe a word I say.
The porter, the garcons, the bourgeois, all knew le Colonel
Silky, who was now a great man, wore moustaches, and went to court--as the court was.
I think we were all, except the Colonel
and the Senior Subaltern, a little disappointed that the scandal had come to nothing.
Oh, he is only Creighton Sahib - a very foolish Sahib, who is a Colonel
Sahib without a regiment.
But if by the will of God there arises any other game which is not the polo game, then be assured, Colonel
Sahib and officers, that we will play it out side by side, though they," again his eye sought Dirkovitch, "though they, I say, have fifty ponies to our one horse.
I'm afraid I must ask you to empty your pockets and make sure," observed the colonel