When he had eaten all he wanted he would have what he called fun with the colts
, throwing stones and sticks at them to make them gallop.
At this moment, a male ostrich sprang from its nest right beneath the horse's nose: the young colt
bounded on one side like a stag; but as for the man, all that could be said was, that he started and took fright with his horse.
He was in a great state of mind at that, and mounting the colt
, who stood by him through thick and thin, rushed to the castle to see which was left.
The death of the colt
sits heavy on the heart of its owner," said the scout; "but it's a good sign to see a man account upon his dumb friends.
Gaining the more open water, the bracing breeze waxed fresh; the little Moss tossed the quick foam from her bows, as a young colt
But I had no time to pursue these reflections; for the gray horse came to the door, and made me a sign to follow him into the third room where I saw a very comely mare, together with a colt
and foal, sitting on their haunches upon mats of straw, not unartfully made, and perfectly neat and clean.
In the meantime, he would have a colt
killed, and cut up for travelling provisions.
He was tied on a colt
of two years old, but managed the reins as if by instinct, and plied the whip with true Indian prodigality.
As regards that young horse,' said Mahbub, 'I say that when a colt
is born to be a polo-pony, closely following the ball without teaching - when such a colt
knows the game by divination - then I say it is a great wrong to break that colt
to a heavy cart, Sahib
Hold on a minute while I unhitch the colt
," Denis called to her, springing toward the shed.
Out of the school perhaps he would reach a score of the leviathans, his bullets biting into them like whip-lashes, so that each, like a colt
surprised by the stock-whip, would leap in the air, or with a flirt of tail dive under the surface, and then charge madly across the ocean and away from sight in a foam-churn of speed.
An especially splendid sunset seemed to have been prepared to welcome them when, after a long day's journey, they drove into a wide, green door-yard, where a white colt
, a red cow, two cats, four kittens, many hens, and a dozen people, old and young, were gaily disporting themselves.
At last, by sheer luck, a Carabineer happened along, who, hearing all that noise, thought that it might be a runaway colt
, and stood bravely in the middle of the street, with legs wide apart, firmly resolved to stop it and prevent any trouble.
shouted the Scotchman; and the huge Colt
that had been with us many a night, but had never been fired in my hearing, clattered on the table and was raked in by the captain.
Ay, ay, the gray colt
may chance to kick like his black sire.