"Stop a bit," said the dragoon, placing his saber like a spit upon the two large iron dogs which held the firebrands in the chimney, "stop a bit, I am in it.
de Busigny, the dragoon, the Swiss, and the fourth bettor.
Dragoons, Swiss, Guardsmen, Musketeers, light-horsemen, succeeded one another with a rapidity which might answer the purpose of the host very well, but agreed badly with the views of the four friends.
They asked him if some time ago he had not received in his house two gentlemen who were pursued by dragoons; without answering he went out and brought in the blade of a rapier.
"They were pursued by eight of the light dragoons, who rode into the courtyard before they had time to close the gate."
A Mexican dragoon
, for instance, is represented as arrayed in a round blue jacket, with red cuffs and collar; blue velvet breeches, unbuttoned at the knees to show his white stockings; bottinas of deer skin; a round-crowned Andalusian hat, and his hair cued.
I never saw your equal, and I've met with some clippers in my time too." And with this simple confession of faith, the love-stricken dragoon
left her to execute his part of the project which she had formed for the pair.
The Seventh Cavalry still in garrison, here; also the Ninth Dragoons
, two artillery companies, and some infantry.
Raoul hastened to give notice to the cornet, who took his post; he then dismounted, gave his horse to one of the dragoons
, and with great delight seized the arm of M.
Now and then, indeed, where was a big bush of heather, we lay awhile, and panted, and putting aside the leaves, looked back at the dragoons. They had not spied us, for they held straight on; a half-troop, I think, covering about two miles of ground, and beating it mighty thoroughly as they went.
"From now on, these weary dragoons of yours will keep the crown of the muirland, and none will get out of Appin but winged fowls.
And yet the fuming crowd did not know that, at that very moment when they were tracking the scent of one of their victims, the other, as if hurrying to meet his fate, passed, at a distance of not more than a hundred yards, behind the groups of people and the dragoons
, to betake himself to the Buytenhof.