Finding that traveling in company with To-mar made our journey both easier and safer, Ajor and I did not continue on our way alone while the novitiates
delayed their approach to the Kro-lu country in order that they might properly fit themselves in the matter of arms and apparel, but remained with them.
He saw the zebra's tail dipped into a caldron of water above which the witch-doctor had made magical passes the while he danced and leaped about it, and he saw the breasts and foreheads of each of the three novitiates
sprinkled with the charmed liquid.
Forward then, Sancho my friend, let us go to keep the year of the novitiate
in our own country, and in that seclusion we shall pick up fresh strength to return to the by me never-forgotten calling of arms.
Perhaps his mother had a reasonable distrust of the practice of Dr Todd, who must then have been in the novitiate
of his experimental acquirements.
So he ordered Lamai forthright down to live in the youths' canoe house, there to begin his novitiate
in the long series of tasks, tests and ceremonies that would graduate him into the bachelors' canoe house and half way along toward being a recognized man.
With the fortitude of a devoted novitiate
, she had resolved at oneandtwenty to complete the sacrifice, and retire from all the pleasures of life, of rational intercourse, equal society, peace and hope, to penance and mortification for ever.
If he could pass muster anywhere during his early novitiate
it would be in small inns and on the road; so to these places we confined ourselves.
As I shall not have occasion to refer either to her or her sister again, I may as well mention here, that Georgiana made an advantageous match with a wealthy worn-out man of fashion, and that Eliza actually took the veil, and is at this day superior of the convent where she passed the period of her novitiate
, and which she endowed with her fortune.
John of Hordle," he thundered, "you have shown yourself during the two months of your novitiate
to be a recreant monk, and one who is unworthy to wear the white garb which is the outer symbol of the spotless spirit.
Treville," added the king, in a low voice, as the others were retiring, "as you have no room in the Musketeers, and as we have besides decided that a novitiate
is necessary before entering that corps, place this young man in the company of the Guards of Monsieur Dessessart, your brother-in-law.
It was in the year after that of my novitiate
, a halcyon period at the Albany, when Raffles left no crib uncracked, and I played second-murderer every time.
But I go with my friend to the shore of our little river, and with one stroke of the paddle I leave the village politics and personalities, yes, and the world of villages and personalities behind, and pass into a delicate realm of sunset and moonlight, too bright almost for spotted man to enter without novitiate