One peasant was whacking the snow-covered croup of their little horse with a long switch, and the other two sitting in front waved their arms and shouted something.
For a few minutes they heard the panting of the tired little horse and the drunken shouting of the peasants.
And at every word he added: "But don't hurt my little horse
!" and stroked the animal.
Now, as cruelty and injustice were two ideas of which Mr Allworthy could by no means support the consciousness a single moment, he sent for Tom, and after many kind and friendly exhortations, said, "I am convinced, my dear child, that my suspicions have wronged you; I am sorry that you have been so severely punished on this account." And at last gave him a little horse
to make him amends; again repeating his sorrow for what had past.
And Levin rode through the slush of the farmyard to the gate and out into the open country, his good little horse
, after his long inactivity, stepping out gallantly, snorting over the pools, and asking, as it were, for guidance.
Thoroughly aroused, Gabriel, who was a bold man and not easily daunted, made straight to the spot, urging on his stout little horse
as if for life or death.
The little horse
went quickly along up hill and down.
Even the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman could sit on it, and were drawn swiftly by their queer little horses
to the place where the Lion lay asleep.
The little horses
and the smaller antelope they secured in sufficient numbers to support life, and they also ate numerous varieties of fruits and vegetables.
The tired little horses
then stopped automatically, and the English dismounted.
Duchess," the General declared, "those Japanese on their queer little horses
went through the enemy like wind through a cornfield.
Deep within, three shaggy little horses
tied up to rings hung their heads together, motionless and shadowy in the dim light of the lantern.