The mystery of the Colonel
's life got in the Colonel
's way, and outlawed him, as you may say, among his own people.
Those who have ever watched for hours with delight the sleep of one who is tenderly beloved, whose eyes will smile to them at waking, can understand the sweet yet terrible emotion that shook the colonel
"Ay, but we don't smuggle in America," returned the colonel
, with an aplomb that might have done credit to Vidocq himself; "in our republican country the laws are all in all."
Sahib," said he, "that man is no Afghan, for they weep Ai!
"Nay, please your worship," answered the man, in much perplexity, but with a backwardness that strikingly indicated the hard and severe character of Colonel
Pyncheon's domestic rule; "my master's orders were exceeding strict; and, as your worship knows, he permits of no discretion in the obedience of those who owe him service.
Zherkov was followed by an officer of the suite who rode up to the colonel
of hussars with the same order.
'Oh, he is only Creighton Sahib - a very foolish Sahib, who is a Colonel
Sahib without a regiment.'
But I must object to your dooming Colonel
Brandon and his wife to the constant confinement of a sick chamber, merely because he chanced to complain yesterday (a very cold damp day) of a slight rheumatic feel in one of his shoulders."
At this juncture news arrived which was spread among the many creditors of the Colonel
at Paris, and which caused them great satisfaction.
"Lieutenant," began the colonel
, severely, "this is my own affair, and I'll trouble you--"
Ross leaned back with his arms folded and his hat tilted over his eyes, while I listened with interest to the dialogue of the two detectives.
evidently expected to use the fellow as interpreter, but when the savage addressed me it was in a language as foreign to me as was that of the blacks.