"Was it a red Durham?" said the farrier
, taking up the thread of discourse after the lapse of a few minutes.
There was now riding off in all directions to the doctor's, to the farrier
's, and no doubt to Squire Gordon's, to let him know about his son.
"You are a cursed emigrant," cried a farrier
, making at him in a furious manner through the press, hammer in hand; "and you are a cursed aristocrat!"
Finally, although he was sufficiently acquainted with the customs of society and with the laws of politeness, to which he conformed as rigidly as if they had been military regulations; though he had real mental power, both natural and acquired; and although he had mastered the art of handling men, the science of tactics, the theory of sabre play, and the mysteries of the farrier
's craft, his learning had been prodigiously neglected.
I remember a farrier
, who provoked one of them, by asking her when the time she had bargained with the devil for would be out; and within three months from that very day one of his best cows was drowned.
And the larger sheet, which had enclosed the rest, seemed by its first cramp line, "To poultice chestnut mare" -- a farrier
He is a veterinary surgeon, a farrier
, and horsebreaker.
I have cross-examined these men, one of them a hard-headed countryman, one a farrier
, and one a moorland farmer, who all tell the same story of this dreadful apparition, exactly corresponding to the hell-hound of the legend.
In knowledge of horseflesh he was almost equal to a farrier
, in stable learning he surpassed his own head groom, and in gluttony not a pig on his estate was a match for him.
After a while they marched off, but they saluted us with five arrows at their parting, which wounded a horse so that it disabled him, and we left him the next day, poor creature, in great need of a good farrier
. We saw no more arrows or Tartars that time.
Then I will tell of my terrors -- yes, sire, of my terrors -- when, at the house of Colonel Windham, a farrier
who came to shoe our horses declared they had been shod in the north."
Murray was, by all accounts, a blustering, roystering, country squire: a devoted fox-hunter, a skilful horse-jockey and farrier
, an active, practical farmer, and a hearty bon vivant.