Finally a lucky cut brought down a second guardsman
and then, with only two opposing me, I changed my tactics and rushed them down after the fashion of my fighting that had won me many a victory.
Fentolin's carriage was Jacob, the coast guardsman.
Fentolin looked at it and looked back at the coast guardsman. The brain of a Machiavelli could scarcely have invented a plausible reply.
For one moment the coast guardsman hesitated; then he obeyed her look.
"No, upon my honor!" cried his Majesty's Guardsman
That was the word the yellow guardsman
had whispered in my ear as I stood upon the verge of the Pit of Plenty.
Rawdon Crawley sent up his name by the sulky femme de chambre, and Miss Crawley's new companion, coming tripping down from the sick- room, put a little hand into his as he stepped forward eagerly to meet her, gave a glance of great scorn at the bewildered Briggs, and beckoning the young Guardsman out of the back drawing-room, led him downstairs into that now desolate dining-parlour, where so many a good dinner had been celebrated.
At dinner she was unusually brilliant and lively; but she would take no notice of the hints, or the nods, or the clumsy expostulations of the humiliated, infatuated guardsman. Skirmishes of this sort passed perpetually during the little campaign--tedious to relate, and similar in result.
"Is he a man in a line-regiment?" Captain Crawley asked, remembering after an effort, as became a guardsman, the number of the regiment, the --th.
He knew no one, and despite his smart Guardsman
's uniform, all these exalted personages passing in the streets in their elegant carriages with their plumes, ribbons, and medals, both courtiers and military men, seemed so immeasurably above him, an insignificant officer of the Guards, that they not only did not wish to, but simply could not, be aware of his existence.
Lady Ruth, followed by an immaculate young guardsman, a relative of her husband, was standing there.
The young guardsman was a little sorry that he had come, but Lady Ruth never turned a hair.