And as the carter went on with the other two horses, she again crept under the tilt of the cart, and pecked out the bung of the second cask, so that all the wine ran out.
The carter seeing that he had thus lost all that he had, went down into his kitchen; and was still not sorry for what he had done, but sat himself angrily and sulkily in the chimney corner.
But on this late summer afternoon, Carter Watson was curious.
Carter Watson caught a quick vision of that eating-fork inserted uncomfortably between his ribs, knew that it would be rash to talk further with his mouth, and promptly turned to go.
Early the next morning I took the first train for Richmond and within two hours was being ushered into the room occupied by John Carter.
I have never seen Captain John Carter, of Virginia, since.
. And do you remember you bid he should not ride him into the water?
So the Carter
helped himself to so many of the most valuable goods that the horses easily ran away with the remainder.
"I am not a thern," I replied, and then, flinging caution to the winds, I said: "I am John Carter
, Prince of Helium, whose name may not be entirely unknown to you."
If there be inconsistencies and errors, let the blame fall not upon John Carter
, but rather upon my faulty memory, where it belongs.
To this the carter
replied, "The cart is mine; what is in it is a pair of wild caged lions, which the governor of Oran is sending to court as a present to his Majesty; and the flags are our lord the King's, to show that what is here is his property."
"You would be first, John Carter
; but you may only win that honor by the will of the entire council that Lorquas Ptomel meet you in combat, or should he attack you, you may kill him in self-defense, and thus win first place."