The little party now made their arrangements for sleep with perfect calmness; they did not venture to make a fire and cook, it is true, though generally done by hunters whenever they come to a halt, and have provisions.
Convinced, now, that the main party could not be at any great distance, he mounted a scout on the best horse, and sent him forward to overtake them, to warn them of their danger, and to order them to halt, until he should rejoin them.
On the march, or during halts
, Dian refused consistently to notice me--when her eyes wandered in my direction she looked either over my head or directly through me.
for a moment, leaned against a post like a drunken man, then followed the two merry knaves.
In the centre of a circle of magnificent trees, which were decorated with garlands and inscriptions, the procession halted
, amidst the sounds of lively music, and the young damsels of Haarlem made their appearance to escort the tulip to the raised seat which it was to occupy on the platform, by the side of the gilded chair of his Highness the Stadtholder.
We had shot a deer just before our halt
, and, as Taylor and Delcarte were preparing it, I walked down to the water to fill our canteens.
Ferguson waited for Joe with a certain feeling of impatience, for even a short halt
in this inhospitable region always inspires a degree of fear.
We walked no longer, we staggered, now and again falling from exhaustion, and being obliged to call a halt
every hour or so.
Mahtoree and his party slowly retired from the thicket, the moment they caught a view of the strangers, until they halted
on a swell that commanded a wide and unobstructed view of the naked fields on which they stood.
But when he was within ten paces of the king Umslopogaas lifted Groan-Maker again, and Galazi held the Watcher on high, and every man halted
where he was, while once more the dust flew up in clouds.
Toward one of these our captors led us, and after a short walk halted
before a steel cage which lay at the bottom of a shaft rising above us as far as one could see.
It was all that they could do to get the guns up the rise aided by the infantry, and having reached the village of Gruntersdorf they halted
. It had grown so dark that one could not distinguish the uniforms ten paces off, and the firing had begun to subside.