The temporary stable, a wooden shed, had been put up close to the race course, and there his mare
was to have been taken the previous day.
"I suppose," said the pedlar, throwing back his whiplash, to bring it down like a feather on the mare
's flank, "you have not seen anything of old Mr.
I must trust to the sound sleeping of Ewbank upstairs, open the door myself, knock the visitor down, or shoot him with the revolver I had been new chum enough to buy before leaving Melbourne, and make a dash for that clump of trees and the doctor's mare
. My mind was made up in an instant, and I was at the top of the strong-room stairs, the knocking still continuing, when a second sound drove me back.
And Antilochus answered, "Forgive me; I am much younger, King Menelaus, than you are; you stand higher than I do and are the better man of the two; you know how easily young men are betrayed into indiscretion; their tempers are more hasty and they have less judgement; make due allowances therefore, and bear with me; I will of my own accord give up the mare
that I have won, and if you claim any further chattel from my own possessions, I would rather yield it to you, at once, than fall from your good graces henceforth, and do wrong in the sight of heaven."
Tom was fond of hot punch--I may venture to say he was VERY fond of hot punch--and after he had seen the vixenish mare
well fed and well littered down, and had eaten every bit of the nice little hot dinner which the widow tossed up for him with her own hands, he just ordered a tumbler of it by way of experiment.
Might I ask you to send my mare
round under cover?'
The Prince swung himself on the mare
, seized the foal by its bridle, and hurried home.
I'll beat her to death!" And he thrashed and thrashed at the mare
, beside himself with fury.
She urged the mare
forward a couple of strides, and then the animal lifted over the bars in a clean little jump.
A plump young mare
and a fat stallion grazed nearest to him as he neared the herd.
Lady Barbarity--that's Grace's favorite mare
, and her entry for the cup--turned awkward with him yesterday, and he won't have anything more to do with her."
"Was that your only reason?" he demanded, looking at her steadily; for he remembered her once telling him how she had brought the mare
through one winter, five years before, when hay had gone as high as sixty dollars a ton.