The Templar would have made an angry reply, but was interrupted by the Prior, who again expressed his astonishment, that their guide, after such long absence, should be so perfectly acquainted with the passes of the forest.
I was born a native of these parts,'' answered their guide, and as he made the reply they stood before the mansion of Cedric; a low irregular building, containing several court-yards or enclosures, extending over a considerable space of ground, and which, though its size argued the inhabitant to be a person of wealth, differed entirely from the tall, turretted, and castellated buildings in which the Norman nobility resided, and which had become the universal style of architecture throughout England.
The journey was resumed at six in the morning; the guide hoped to reach Allahabad by evening.
At two o'clock the guide entered a thick forest which extended several miles; he preferred to travel under cover of the woods.
took them, thinking them merely a few pieces of little value; but the light of the torch revealed their true worth.
It is easy for the guide
to let his bridle be--he is accustomed to place himself in that helpless position under stress of circumstances, and he knows exactly what his pony can do.
SOCRATES: And a person who had a right opinion about the way, but had never been and did not know, might be a good guide
also, might he not?
It happened (a thing not very unusual), that the guide
who undertook to conduct him on his way, was unluckily unacquainted with the road; so that having missed his right track, and being ashamed to ask information, he rambled about backwards and forwards till night came on, and it began to grow dark.
There may be roads for them that know that country well; but for my part I had no better guide
than my own nose, and no other landmark than Ben More.
My man Friday had delivered our guide
, and when we came up to him he was helping him off his horse, for the man was both hurt and frightened, when on a sudden we espied the bear come out of the wood; and a monstrous one it was, the biggest by far that ever I saw.
, who appeared to understand his reluctance, trimmed the candle, and taking it in her hand, approached the bed.
Ninaka, he said, would furnish guides
to escort Bulan and his men through the jungle to the point at which they might expect to find Muda Saffir.