Vronsky did not even look at it, but anxious to get in a long way first began sawing away at the reins, lifting the mare's head and letting it go in time with her paces
. He felt that the mare was at her very last reserve of strength; not her neck and shoulders merely were wet, but the sweat was standing in drops on her mane, her head, her sharp ears, and her breath came in short, sharp gasps.
What was Oliver's horror and alarm as he stood a few paces
off, looking on with his eyelids as wide open as they would possibly go, to see the Dodger plunge his hand into the old gentleman's pocket, and draw from thence a handkerchief!
"We shall hear anon," said Johnston quietly, and presently a young archer came running to say that the arrow had fallen twenty paces beyond the fourth wand.
"Four hundred paces and a score," cried Black Simon.
"It is over the fifth!" cried a Gascon loudly, and a comrade came running with waving arms to say that the bolt had pitched eight paces beyond the mark of the five hundred.
They cantered forward at as brisk a pace
as Joe's charger could attain, and presently stopped in the little copse where he had left her in the morning.
He took Daylight's pace
with joy, and even dreamed, at first, that he would play the white man out.
Two blocks from the laundry, where an arc-light showed a gang of toughs on the corner, Saxon quickened her pace
. Unconsciously her face set and hardened as she passed.
In that place (which is the next room) there are decanters of wine, and all that sort of thing, set out as grand as if Kit and his friends were first-rate company; and there is little Jacob, walking, as the popular phrase is, into a home-made plum-cake, at a most surprising pace, and keeping his eye on the figs and oranges which are to follow, and making the best use of his time, you may believe.
He has not counted it; but when they have gone a few paces beyond the box for poor Prisoners, he hastily returns and drops it in.
on horseback, and only a hundred paces in advance of his enemies!
A tremendous howl was heard from the Arabs, but, completely engrossed by the pursuit, they had not taken notice of the balloon, which was now but five hundred paces behind them, and only about thirty feet from the ground.