Are there, I wonder, any brigands left in the mountains?
The brigands scattered at the signal, not in confusion, but in what was evidently a kind of guerrilla discipline.
Darkness was deepening under the mountain walls, and it was not easy to discern much of the progress of the struggle, save that tall men were pushing their horses' muzzles through a clinging crowd of brigands, who seemed more inclined to harass and hustle the invaders than to kill them.
Almost as he spoke the hedges were broken all along the ridge by a rush of the escaping brigands.
He fled with the company's money to Italy, and actually got himself captured by sham brigands in his own pay, so as to explain both the disappearance of the money and the disappearance of himself.
She had barely gone half a quarter of a league before she sees one of the brigands coming after her, just out of craftiness to make quite sure that she had seen nothing.
Thereupon the brigand offers to go along with her, and she accepts his offer.
Pickwick, with the brigand on one arm, and the troubadour on the other, walked solemnly up the entrance.
Pickwick, ma'am,' said a servant, as that gentleman approached the presiding goddess, with his hat in his hand, and the brigand and troubadour on either arm.
Tupman was doing the honours of the lobster salad to several lionesses, with a degree of grace which no brigand ever exhibited before; Mr.
It was that plotting governess with the trick of a "perfect lady" manner (severely conventional) and the soul of a remorseless brigand
Grewgious held decidedly to the general principle, that if you could steal a march upon a brigand
or a wild beast, you had better do it; and he also held decidedly to the special case, that John Jasper was a brigand
and a wild beast in combination.
So decidedly are amiability and mildness their characteristics, that I confess I look upon that youth who distinguished himself by the slaughter of these inoffensive persons, as a false-hearted brigand
, who, pretending to philanthropic motives, was secretly influenced only by the wealth stored up within their castles, and the hope of plunder.
If I had been born a corsair or a pirate, a brigand
, genteel highwayman or patriot--and they're the same thing,' thought Mr Tappertit, musing among the nine-pins, 'I should have been all right.
The preparations without doors had not been neglected either; a nun of great personal attractions was telling her beads on the little portico over the door; and a brigand
with the blackest possible head of hair, and the clearest possible complexion, was at that moment going round the town in a cart, consulting the miniature of a lady.