We start for a tiger hunt on the Nepaul frontier.--Indian scenery near the border.--Lose our way.--Cold night.--The river by night.--Our boat and boatmen.--Tigers calling on the bank.--An anxious moment.--Fire at and wound the tigress.--Reach camp.--The Nepaulee's adventure with a tiger.--The old Major.--His appearance and manners.--The pompous Jemadar.--Nepaulese proverb.--Firing the jungle.--Start a tiger and shoot him.--Another in front.--Appearance of the fires by night.--The tiger escapes.--Too dark to follow up.--Coolie shot by mistake during a former hunt.
The City of Brousa--Return to Civilization--Storm--The Kalputcha Hammam--A Hot Bath--A Foretaste of Paradise--The Streets and Bazaars of Brousa--The Mosque--The Tombs of the Ottoman Sultans--Disappearance of the Katurgees--We start for Moudania--The Sea of Marmora--Moudania--Passport Difficulties--A Greek Caique--Breakfast with the Fishermen--A Torrid Voyage--The Princes' Islands--Prinkipo--Distant View of Constantinople--We enter the Golden Horn.
Once more the voice of awakened nations;--starting confusedly, as out of nightmare, as out of death-sleep, into some dim feeling that Life was real; that God's-world was not an expediency and diplomacy!
He went across to Outwood's and found the two nonstarters in the senior day room, engaged in the intellectual pursuit of kicking the wall and marking the height of each kick with chalk.
* * * * * "To Property Owners and Hotel Proprietors.--Start Redecorating and Repairs now, before the rush comes, and gives the boys returning a chance for work.
Gone, too, the blackcap, the redstart, and the little fly-catcher; vanishing in the dark night, they gathered in legions and sped across the seas.
In fact, the redstarts are the tiny fantail pigeons of the forest.
I look'd; And in the likeness of a river saw Light flowing, from whose amber-seeming waves Flash'd up effulgence, as they glided on 'Twixt banks, on either side, painted with spring, Incredible how fair; and, from the tide, There ever and anon, outstarting, flew Sparkles instinct with life; and in the flow'rs Did set them, like to rubies chas'd in gold; Then, as if drunk with odors, plung'd again Into the wondrous flood; from which, as one Re'enter'd, still another rose.
Such will be this republic;--upstart among the nations.
We still hope to restart, provided the finance is available; but for the moment we haven't a clue of where this money is going to come from.
Lister got the signal Ahead slow, and when he restarted his engines ran up the ladder.
They start-- But Huggins, hitching on a tree, Branched off from all the rest.
"Yes, the ride.... We must start----" "Early?"
CHAPTER I. The Wild Mustangs.--Hal and Ned.--The Black and the Bay.--Manuel the Herder.--The Mustang-breaker.--Life on a Stock Ranche.--A Sudden Start.-- On the Road.--The Lone Mule.--The Stampede.--Attacked by Comanches.
How should the Romans grow milder in process of time, when they have conducted themselves so toward us at the very start,--a period when all men show consideration for even newly captured beasts?
Reticent as he has shown himself from the start,--and considering the character of the two women involved in this tragedy, this cannot be looked upon as entirely to his discredit,--he has confided to me a circumstance, which in the excitement attendant on Miss Carmel Cumberland's sudden illness, may have escaped the notice of the family and very naturally, of the police.
If they are not here by day after to-morrow we will start.--And oh, Steve," he continued, with an affected careless ease, but all the while eying Steve's face anxiously, "I forgot to mention that I have brought my wife along this time.
Next morning when I got down--we had arranged to have our premier dejeuner all together, not in our rooms, as we were to make such an early start--"Antoine" and Heloise were already there.
Lost from the courte he left behynde hym there All cares and all vexatyons: nowe he sleepes, Eats, drynks and laughes, and, but when he dothe sweate, Moves not hys hatt tyll bedd tyme; dothe not fawne, Nor croutche, nor crynge, nor startche his countenance; Is not tane up with other mens affayres But onlye looks to's owne comodytie.
And as thy thoughts were cleare, so, Innocent; Thy Phancy gave no unswept Language vent; Slaunderst not Lawes, prophan'st no holy Page, (As if thy Fathers Crosier aw'd the Stage;) High Crimes were still arraign'd, though they made shift To prosper out foure Acts, were plagu'd i'th Fift: All's safe, and wise; no stiffe-affected Scene, Nor swoln, nor flat, a True Full Naturall veyne; Thy Sence (like well-drest Ladies) cloath'd as skinn'd, Not all unlac'd, nor City-startcht and pinn'd.
I would not for a hundred pound in faith, But that she had escaped with her life; For we will winde a merry hunters home, And starte her once again tomorrow morne.
But ere we did this, Dawson, spying the great sail lying out on the water, bethought him to hack out a great sheet as far as we could reach, and this he took to lay over the started plank and staunch the leakage, while I severed the tackle and freed us from the great weight of the hanging mast and long spar.
Once one started-- Fred's father had never started.
The minute I got a spark you started----" "Do you think I'm a motor?
They scared at something and started,-- I heard one little squall, And hell-to-split over the prairie Went team, Little Breeches and all.
I inspected the cratometer, which indicated a force as great as that with which I had started,--a force which should by this time have given me a speed of at least 22,000 miles an hour.
I shall never marry--" Lucy started--"and having now no heir nearer than John Wallingford"-- "John Wallingford!--you have cousins much nearer than he!"
The young man, after leaving Cambridgeshire, had remained some weeks at the Shands' house before he had started;--and from thence he had not written.
A beautiful lady, too--tall and pale, 'aughty and 'andsome--(Tom started)--dressed in 'alf-mourning, with a black-and-white parasol in her 'and.
It will spoil the dear man's afternoon if she gets really started.--Good-by, all of you.
The best horses have been caught up and saddled, and the war party has started,--hundreds and hundreds of warriors.
All the time I'd be talking she'd just knit her forehead and go on thinking straight ahead, on the track she'd started,--just as if I wasn't there,--and it used to make me mad.
XXVIII.--A peace being established by these proceedings four days after we had come into Britain, the eighteen ships, to which reference has been made above, and which conveyed the cavalry, set sail from the upper port with a gentle gale; when, however, they were approaching Britain and were seen from the camp, so great a storm suddenly arose that none of them could maintain their course at sea; and some were taken back to the same port from which they had started;--others, to their great danger, were driven to the lower part of the island, nearer to the west; which, however, after having cast anchor, as they were getting filled with water, put out to sea through necessity in a stormy night, and made for the continent.
The philosopher started,--the idea was so new to him.
The women started.--They did nothing but stare; and appeared to be more and more at a loss what to make of the matter between us.
Theodore started--"What do you mean?
An' neaw, hoo's come'd a gate wi' us hitherto, an' hoo would have us to have a glass o' warm ale a- piece at yon heawse lower deawn a bit; an' aw dar say it'll do mo good, aw getten sich a cowd; but, eh dear, it's made mo as mazy as a tup; an' neaw, hoo wants us to have another afore we starten off whoam.
But that was just a starter.
"There wus ten starters, and four changed their minds at the post.
Why startest thou back from that fount of sweet water?
Enter Matilda in a mourning veil, reading on a book, at whose coming he starteth, and sitteth upright; as she passeth by, he smiles, and folds his arms as if he did embrace her: being gone, he starts suddenly, and speaks.
I wake me in the dead of night, And start,--for through the misty gloom Red Hecate stares--a boding sight!-- Looks in, but never fills my room.
To this little spot, the fairest in all Nature,--here among your simple, heartfelt faces, where I first got my start,--here my feelings will ever and anon return; for--why should I conceal it?--it is you, my friends, who have made me the man I am."
I well knows as I'll nivir git me reward in this world, for all the young cooples as I've startid in life, but, thank Hevins, there's another."
Startin' first of the year, I'm going to begin to look to a little nest-egg."
But when he seated himself on the platform, and took his first look at the rows of pupils in the centre of the room, he was near starting with amazement.
"--Starting from this basis, which only wants truth to make it solid, he complains of "the meanness of reducing the nation to the condition of a common showman;" the trifling mistake of confounding public and private property moves his democratic chivalry, and he takes up the cudgels for the masses.
The starting- point for our trip was to be Asuncion, in the state of Paraguay.
Just one drop at starting,--for the good of the house,' said Mick, apologetically.
Each man still "starting"--forever starting for somewhere or something, until he should come to this place where the Colonel was.