Evidently the ambulance doctor was familiar with the location of skylight rooms.
The ambulance physician strode with his burden through the pack of hounds that follow the curiosity chase, and even they fell back along the sidewalk abashed, for his face was that of one who bears his own dead.
They were now comfortably laid at rest in the kitchen, under the care of the French surgeon and the English nurse attached to the ambulance. A piece of coarse canvas screened the opening between the two rooms in place of the door.
A person in the service of the ambulance appeared, announcing that a bandage had slipped, and that one of the wounded men was to all appearance bleeding to death.
After growing confused from pain while being carried into the hut he again regained consciousness, and while drinking tea once more recalled all that had happened to him, and above all vividly remembered the moment at the ambulance
station when, at the sight of the sufferings of a man he disliked, those new thoughts had come to him which promised him happiness.
I was sitting on deck with some of the fellows who were going into the American ambulance
service with me, my Airedale, Crown Prince Nobbler, asleep at my feet, when the first blast of the whistle shattered the peace and security of the ship.
He thanked me for some ambulances
. He is the chief inspector of hospitals, I think--Major Thomson, his name is."
"This is the time for segregation.--Doctor Masters, don't forget that ambulance
when you're quit of the load."
But now, just because it was terrible, because people broke their necks, and there was a doctor standing at each obstacle, and an ambulance
with a cross on it, and a sister of mercy, he had made up his mind to take part in the race.
orderly appeared with a huge basket full of lint rolls, provided by the forethought of the Queen for such as might need them later on.
One may picture the orderly expectation, the officers alert and watchful, the gunners ready, the ammunition piled to hand, the limber gunners with their horses and waggons, the groups of civilian spectators standing as near as they were permitted, the evening stillness, the ambulances
and hospital tents with the burned and wounded from Weybridge; then the dull resonance of the shots the Martians fired, and the clumsy projectile whirling over the trees and houses and smashing amid the neighbouring fields.
From the street came a loud hum of voices, punctuated by shouts and commands, and from time to time there was a clanging of the gongs of ambulances
and patrol wagon's.