We heard afterward that he had given his evidence so clearly, and the horses were in such an exhausted state, bearing marks of such brutal usage, that the carter
was committed to take his trial, and might possibly be sentenced to two or three months in prison.
Mamma," cried Lydia, "my aunt says that Colonel Forster and Captain Carter do not go so often to Miss Watson's as they did when they first came; she sees them now very often standing in Clarke's library.
If we make haste," said Lydia, as they walked along, "perhaps we may see something of Captain Carter before he goes.
SHE's the one that knows her own mind," said Pinky, brother to Skim Winsh, and a Napoleon among carters
who had helped to bring the grand piano across the fields in the autumn rains.
But the sparrow crept under the tilt of the cart, and pecked at the bung of one of the casks till she loosened it; and than all the wine ran out, without the carter seeing it.
And as the carter went on with the other two horses, she again crept under the tilt of the cart, and pecked out the bung of the second cask, so that all the wine ran out.
Twelve years had passed since his body had been found upon the bluff before his cottage overlooking the Hudson, and oft-times during these long years I had wondered if John Carter were really dead, or if he again roamed the dead sea bottoms of that dying planet; if he had returned to Barsoom to find that he had opened the frowning portals of the mighty atmosphere plant in time to save the countless millions who were dying of asphyxiation on that far-gone day that had seen him hurtled ruthlessly through forty-eight million miles of space back to Earth once more.
Early the next morning I took the first train for Richmond and within two hours was being ushered into the room occupied by John Carter.
That you shall die should you elect to oppose me is evidenced by the moldering corpses of all the many great Barsoomian warriors who have gone down beneath this blade--I am John Carter, Prince of Helium.
Proceed, John Carter," said Lakor; "but know that if Thurid does not lay you low there will be those awaiting your return who will see that you never pass again into the sunlight of the upper world.
His protruding eyes and antennae-like ears were turning constantly hither and thither, for Thar Ban was yet in the country of the enemy, and, too, there was always the menace of the great white apes, which, John Carter
was wont to say, are the only creatures that can arouse in the breasts of these fierce denizens of the dead sea-bottoms even the remotest semblance of fear.
How do you explain it, John Carter
, Warlord of Mars, or do you try to explain it?
was driving a wagon along a country lane, when the wheels sank down deep into a rut.
The sleeping sentinel in the clump of laurel was a young Virginian named Carter
Another thing: Carter
Watson had a keen social and civic consciousness.