Now he sprang up, huddling on his clothes and as he did so calling to the Kaffirs who slept beneath the wagons. Presently they awoke from the stupor which already was beginning to overcome them, and crept out, shivering with cold and wrapped from head to foot in blankets.
Loose the oxen from the trek-tows and drive them in between the wagons; they will give them some shelter." And lighting a lantern he sprang out into the snow.
The ordinary mode of transportation in these great inland expeditions of the fur traders is on mules and pack-horses; but Captain Bonneville substituted wagons
. Though he was to travel through a trackless wilderness, yet the greater part of his route would lie across open plains, destitute of forests, and where wheel carriages can pass in every direction.
"But I warn you, my little dear, there's no more room in the wagon
. It is full."
An automobile, darting out from a cross-street, caused the driver of the wagon
to pull in abruptly and apply the brake.
A few minutes afterward a belated farmer's boy met a light wagon
which was being driven furiously toward the town of Marshall.
In the front seat of the wagon
sat Dorothy and the Wizard.
But so many people came flocking to the little wagon
and paid the sixpence to go inside and see the pushmi-pullyu that very soon the Doctor was able to give up being a showman.
The three men in the wagon
kept a short distance in the rear, giving him occasional friendly "chaff" or encouragement, as the spirit moved them.
"Well, anyway, as I was sayin' if I can sell Caswell's six horses, why, we can stand off this month's bills an' buy the wagon
Her husband, pale and gaunt, the shadow of death in his weary face and the droop of his body, sat leaning against one of the wagon
wheels trying to quiet a wailing, emaciated year-old baby while little tow-headed Nellie, a vigorous child of seven, frolicked undaunted by the August heat.
"What a fine fellow you are, friend!" said the Cossack to a convoy soldier with a wagon
, who was pressing onto the infantrymen who were crowded together close to his wheels and his horses.