They had to stop over several hours at Waymore Junction to catch the Black Hawk train
. During the wait, Cutter left her at the depot and went to the Waymore bank to attend to some business.
once arrested, the most superficial stare could take in many features of the tragedy.
I was to have gone by the boat train
which left half an hour ago.
Passepartout, on waking and looking out, could not realise that he was actually crossing India in a railway train
. The locomotive, guided by an English engineer and fed with English coal, threw out its smoke upon cotton, coffee, nutmeg, clove, and pepper plantations, while the steam curled in spirals around groups of palm-trees, in the midst of which were seen picturesque bungalows, viharis (sort of abandoned monasteries), and marvellous temples enriched by the exhaustless ornamentation of Indian architecture.
The approach of the train
was more and more evident by the preparatory bustle in the station, the rush of porters, the movement of policemen and attendants, and people meeting the train
Well, you get along for a bit, but soon find yourself in a long train
of carts and carriages all obliged to go at a walk; perhaps you come to a regular block-up, and have to stand still for minutes together, till something clears out into a side street, or the policeman interferes; you have to be ready for any chance -- to dash forward if there be an opening, and be quick as a rat-dog to see if there be room and if there be time, lest you get your own wheels locked or smashed, or the shaft of some other vehicle run into your chest or shoulder.
But it was very simple; the train
came sliding down, and when it reached the right spot it just stopped--that was all there was "to it"--stopped on the steep incline, and when the exchange of passengers and baggage had been made, it moved off and went sliding down again.
We were running behind another train
. Among the travellers in my Pullman was comrade Hartman, like myself in the secret service of the Iron Heel.
"It happens that I am going by this train
," said Trefusis.
When the train
came into the station George felt relieved.
It is a matter of training, and the English are better trained
, that is all.
It is a habit of mind to which I have been trained
all my life.