When everything was nearly ready and only the reins had to be adjusted, Nikita sent the other man to the shed for some straw and to the barn for a drugget.
And gathering up the leather reins fastened together by a brass ring, Nikita took the driver's seat and started the impatient horse over the frozen manure which lay in the yard, towards the gate.
it was a bad business, a bad business;' then he quietly took the rein
and led me to the stable; just at the door stood Samson.
Nicholas, in his old lady's dress over which he had belted his hussar overcoat, stood in the middle of the sleigh, reins in hand.
When they came out onto the beaten highroad- polished by sleigh runners and cut up by rough-shod hoofs, the marks of which were visible in the moonlight- the horses began to tug at the reins of their own accord and increased their pace.
He was calm and dignified as ever, and was with his own hands holding Frou-Frou by both reins, standing straight in front of her.
"All right, all right," said Vronsky, taking the reins.
Besides constantly jerking his head up, in a very unpleasant and uncomfortable manner, and tugging at the reins to an extent which rendered it a matter of great difficulty for Mr.
Pickwick, and grasping the reins, prepared to remount.
Then he got into the buggy again and took the reins
, and the horse at once backed away from the tree, turned slowly around, and began to trot down the sandy road which was just visible in the dim light.
"Aeneas," replied the son of Lycaon, "take the reins
and drive; if we have to fly before the son of Tydeus the horses will go better for their own driver.
Jones also: but as the mist gradually cleared from before his eyes, he saw that all was safe, and, with an air of great self-satisfaction, he cried, “Well—that was neatly saved, anyhow!— it was a lucky thought in me to hold on to the reins
, or the fiery devils would have been over the mountain by this time.