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 last, dad!" 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.
"Why, Mikolka, are you crazy to put a nag like that in such a cart
She would have preferred the humble cart
. The young man dismounted, and appeared to urge her to ascend.
"Where the devil have the leg bands been shoved to?" said an orderly, running behind the cart
and fumbling in the back of it.
Thus addressing Oliver, he helped him into the cart
; and the driver, pointing to a heap of sacks, told him to lie down there, and rest himself.
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.
what can you do?' cracked his whip, and drove his cart
over the poor dog, so that the wheels crushed him to death.
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.
Down at the end of the common we met one of those traveling carts
hung all over with baskets, rugs, and such like; you know, sir, many horses will not pass those carts
quietly; he just took a good look at it, and then went on as quiet and pleasant as could be.