A short time after this a cart with a dead horse
in it passed our cab-stand.
However, the fox bid him be of good cheer, and said, 'I will help you; lie down there, stretch yourself out quite stiff, and pretend to be dead.' The horse did as he was told, and the fox went straight to the lion who lived in a cave close by, and said to him, 'A little way off lies a dead horse
; come with me and you may make an excellent meal of his carcase.' The lion was greatly pleased, and set off immediately; and when they came to the horse, the fox said, 'You will not be able to eat him comfortably here; I'll tell you what--I will tie you fast to his tail, and then you can draw him to your den, and eat him at your leisure.'
The object at his feet resolved itself into a dead horse
, and at a right angle across the animal's neck lay a dead man, face upward in the moonlight.
He had hid under the dead horse
for a long time, peeping out furtively across the common.
"But a real horse is alive, and trots and prances and eats oats, while this is nothing more than a dead horse
, made of wood, and used to saw logs upon."
Even then Achmet Zek did not advance, fearful as he was of some such treachery as he himself might have been guilty of under like circumstances; nor were his suspicions groundless, for the Belgian, no sooner had he passed out of the range of the Arab's vision, halted behind the bole of a tree, where he still commanded an unobstructed view of his dead horse
and the pouch, and raising his rifle covered the spot where the other's body must appear when he came forward to seize the treasure.
This one glared and growled at the girl for a moment and then fell to feeding upon the dead horse
. Fraulein Kircher wondered for an instant and then attempted to draw her leg cautiously from beneath the body of her mount; but she could not budge it.
a dead horse
!" said D'Artagnan, pulling up his horse, which shied; "it seems their horses, too, are breaking down, as well as ours."
Just as horses shy and snort and gather about a dead horse
, so the inmates of the house and strangers crowded into the drawing room round the coffin- the Marshal, the village Elder, peasant women- and all with fixed and frightened eyes, crossing themselves, bowed and kissed the old prince's cold and stiffened hand.
The first object we met with was a dead horse
; that is to say, a poor horse which the wolves had killed, and at least a dozen of them at work, we could not say eating him, but picking his bones rather; for they had eaten up all the flesh before.
Why sit ye all moping by the fireside, like crows round a dead horse
, when there is man's work to be done within a few short leagues of ye?
There was a dead horse
in the hollow by the path to my house, which compelled me sometimes to go out of my way, especially in the night when the air was heavy, but the assurance it gave me of the strong appetite and inviolable health of Nature was my compensation for this.