To which the devil, stopping the cart, answered quietly, "Senor, we are players of Angulo el Malo's company; we have been acting the play of 'The Cortes of Death' this morning, which is the octave of Corpus Christi, in a village behind that hill, and we have to act it this afternoon in that village which you can see from this; and as it is so near, and to save the trouble of undressing and dressing again, we go in the costumes in which we perform.
By the faith of a knight-errant," replied Don Quixote, "when I saw this cart I fancied some great adventure was presenting itself to me; but I declare one must touch with the hand what appears to the eye, if illusions are to be avoided.
the lad shouted back, pulling in the horse, and, smiling, he looked round at a bright, rosy-checked peasant girl who sat in the cart smiling too, and drove on.
They were loading a haycock onto the cart not far from him.
Get in, I'll take you all," Mikolka shouted again, leaping first into the cart
, seizing the reins and standing straight up in front.
In a moment they had passed the slow cart
with the box, and disappeared behind the shoulder of the hill.
said an orderly, running behind the cart
and fumbling in the back of it.
The horse, whose health had been drunk in his absence, was standing outside: ready harnessed to the cart
And in a low voice, as the cart
went slowly along through the midst of the gazing crowd, she poured forth her soul with the wrestling intensity of a last pleading, for the trembling creature that clung to her and clutched her as the only visible sign of love and pity.
The carter was forced at last to leave his cart
behind him, and to go home overflowing with rage and vexation.
Could you sell me your meat, your cart
, your mare, and your good-will, without loss, for five marks?
Instantly I stepped out into the street, picked up the box, and replaced it in the cart
: in the next moment the bicycle had spun round the corner, passed the cart
without let or hindrance, and soon vanished in the distance, in a cloud of dust.