The great court was full of convalescents, and the orderlies in khaki, with veils floating back from their close-fitting toques, were carefully and skillfully lifting the wounded from an ambulance.
At length, late in the afternoon, when the crowd had quite gone, she heard the Secretary say in an undertone: "Send an orderly to those women and see what they want."
Other shots from the skirmish-line followed, but Jack's rebel was the only enemy seen, when, in the early dusk, an orderly from the main column brought the command to set pickets and bivouac for the night.
I sent forward an orderly with a message to the Major, describing our plight and asking that, if possible, another tractor might be sent back from Latisana to pull us.
There I found an orderly of Franklin's, who had seen two men I described, sent off to the right to picket, until the cavalry could be sent there.
We had made this journey and now the hour was seven in the evening, and we were dining in the big hall of the Prefecture as the guests of His Excellency, Field Marshal von Heeringen, commanding the Seventh Army of the German Kaiser--dining, I might add, from fine French plates, with smart German orderlies for waiters.
As they finished the very plain breakfast of half-baked bread, pea-coffee, and eggs, bought by the orderly at an exorbitant rate, he said, good-naturedly: "The train don't come till about ten o'clock.
In rebuttal, Dr. Theodore Gaillard testified that the negroes, whom he described as orderly by habit, were kept under control by the trustee and made to work.
Come of an orderly race, he himself was orderly without knowing why.
Unconscious of the crisis he interrupted, the orderly on duty opened the door.
One of them named Roessner, related the following story to his comrades, and then, at the priest's request, again repeated it: "'In the Belgian village of Patsie the cure welcomed a German major and his orderly into his house.
On this firm assurance of reformation, the benevolent HOWARD became a kind of surety for her future peaceable conduct on the removal of her irons; and he had the inexpressible delight to find, on his next visit to the prisoners of this gaol, that the outrageous and ungovernable culprit, for whom he had ventured to answer, was become the most orderly among them.
In the mellow sunset the three women followed the orderly across the fields strewed with armaments, supplies, and the rough depot paraphernalia of an army at rest.