It was so notorious in the house, that the masters and head-boys took pains to cut these marauders
off at angles, and to get out of windows, and turn them out of the courtyard, before they could make the Doctor aware of their presence; which was sometimes happily effected within a few yards of him, without his knowing anything of the matter, as he jogged to and fro.
The principle on which we farm out our national industry to private marauders
, who recompense themselves by black-mail, so corrupts and paralyzes us that we cannot be honest even when we want to.
Since we had entered the territory we had not seen a hostile Indian, and we had, therefore, become careless in the extreme, and were wont to ridicule the stories we had heard of the great numbers of these vicious marauders
that were supposed to haunt the trails, taking their toll in lives and torture of every white party which fell into their merciless clutches.
For a long, hot, gaunt month he and his little troop had scoured the places of the desert waste in search of a band of marauders
to the sin-stained account of which were charged innumerable thefts of camels, horses, and goats, as well as murders enough to have sent the whole unsavory gang to the guillotine several times over.
Such were the marauders
of whose offences the gallant White Plume made the most bitter complaint.
Crooks himself, when voyaging in company with another trader of the name of M'Lellan, had been interrupted by these marauders
, and had considered himself fortunate in escaping down the river without loss of life or property, but with a total abandonment of his trading voyage.
In lone districts night is a protection rather than a danger to a noiseless pedestrian, and knowing this Tess pursued the nearest course along by-lanes that she would almost have feared in the day-time; but marauders
were wanting now, and spectral fears were driven out of her mind by thoughts of her mother.
In great circles the air craft of the marauders
swept lower and lower toward the defending forces of the therns.
The stratagem was good while it was unsuspected, but after that the marauders
simply gave the sagacious United States mail an emetic and sat down to wait.
Or perhaps it was set there to frighten away any marauders
who might have designs upon the treasure chamber beyond.
Twice the marauders
even attack our headquarters, and the commander in chief has to ask for a battalion to disperse them.
The Arabs, of whom I wrote you at the end of my last letter (Innes began), and whom I thought to be enemies intent only upon murdering me, proved to be exceed-ingly friendly--they were searching for the very band of marauders
that had threatened my existence.