Who ever saw any Lord my-lorded in tattered blanket fastened with wooden skewer?
But Night, that had given her the Christian soul, true and wise, self-reliant and aspiring, brought also the surprise and the peril that should put it to the proof; for once, when the hunter was belated on his path, and sudden midnight had caught him beyond the mountain, far from the rest of his hearth and the song of his darling, came the red Pawnees, a treacherous crew,--doubly godless because ungrateful, who had broken the hunter's bread and slept on the hunter's blanket,--and laid waste his hearth, and stole away his very heart.
He took in the canvas walls and roof of the big hospital marquee, the scarlet-blanketed beds, the flitting figures of a couple of silent-footed Sisters, the screens about two of the beds; the little clump of figures, doctor, orderlies, and Sister, stooped over another bed.
And now she lay on the bed, one hand under her cheek, the other picking restlessly at the blanket,--for consciousness was fluttering back.
She stood debating thus, the eternal silence blanketing forest-world and clearing.
It is not cheery, but dreary, to be left in pathlessness, blanketless, guideless, and with breadths of lake and mountain and Nature, shaggy and bearish, between man and man.
Take my blanket,--nay, you shall.
They take up their blankets and discover the gourds.
"Blankets?--" "She says--it's her wurruds, not mine--she says they're vile.
Paid rent, bought medicine, blankets,--oh, so many needed comforts!
Hearing the cries, several persons rushed to meet him; but on beholding his haggard looks and strange appearance--he was merely wrapped in a blanket,--they instantly recoiled.
Where the blankety blank in blank did you come from?