On being informed that the steamer was bound to Rotterdam, the spokesman
of the party expressed the greatest surprise and distress at the mistake which he and his two friends had made.
"Captain, my neighbours have put it upo' me to speak for 'em to-day, for where folks think pretty much alike, one spokesman
's as good as a score.
Bingley was the principal spokesman
, and Miss Bennet the principal object.
As for the Jury, the members whispered to each other for a few minutes and then they appointed the Hungry Tiger their spokesman
. The huge beast slowly arose and said:
And I was his spokesman
. There moved the multitudes of memories of my past life, all orderly arranged like soldiers in some vast review.
Sergey Ivanovitch was answered by the spokesman
of the opposite party.
The most conspicuously situated lady in that massed flower-bed of feminine show and finery inclined her head by way of assent, and then the spokesman
of the prisoners delivered himself and his fellows into her hands for free pardon, ransom, captivity, or death, as she in her good pleasure might elect; and this, as he said, he was doing by command of Sir Kay the Senes- chal, whose prisoners they were, he having vanquished them by his single might and prowess in sturdy conflict in the field.
Frequently in their route they encountered small parties of the Nez Perces, with whom they invariably stopped to shake hands; and who, generally, evinced great curiosity concerning them and their adventures; a curiosity which never failed to be thoroughly satisfied by the replies of the worthy Yo-mus-ro-y-e-cut, who kindly took upon himself to be spokesman
of the party.
The lieutenant, by a tacit convention with the other two, was spokesman
"We will go but a little way," said the spokesman
, "and then we shall return and lead you in the proper direction."
Fresh cases, still able to walk, they clustered about the spokesman
. The white man singled out the weakest, and put him in the place just vacated by the corpse.
'Nothing to say on that, either, sir?' asked the spokesman