"Got a wollopin' from Peterson most likely in the last town and then was shipped along with the bunch and left to die in the baggage car."
Peterson ain't going to pay any more excess baggage than he has to.
What the baggageman did not know, and what Peterson did know, was that of these thirty-five dogs not one was a surviving original of the troupe when it first started out four years before.
It arrived upon Christmas morning, in company with a good fat goose, which is, I have no doubt, roasting at this moment in front of Peterson's fire.
Sherlock Holmes had opened his mouth to reply, when the door flew open, and Peterson, the commissionaire, rushed into the apartment with flushed cheeks and the face of a man who is dazed with astonishment.
"By Jove, Peterson!" said he, "this is treasure trove indeed.
He was clearly so scared by his mischance in breaking the window and by the approach of Peterson that he thought of nothing but flight, but since then he must have bitterly regretted the impulse which caused him to drop his bird.
And, I say, Peterson, just buy a goose on your way back and leave it here with me, for we must have one to give to this gentleman in place of the one which your family is now devouring."
D., entitled A Whaling Voyage to Spitzbergen in the ship Jonas in the Whale, Peter Peterson
of Friesland, master.
I will tell you everything, and then if you decide to go I shall hope to accompany you over the worst of the way; as far as where Baldy Peterson
shot Ben Hike--I dare say you know the place."
They were young girls, brave souls and passionate lovers of liberty: Lora Peterson
, who disappeared in 1922, and Kate Bierce, who later married Du Bois,* and who is still with us with eyes lifted to to- morrow's sun, that heralds in the new age.
"For this man is Peter Peterson
, a very noted rieve, draw-latch, and murtherer, who has wrought much evil for many years in the parts about Winchester.