And the big brown elephant catchers, the trackers and drivers
and ropers, and the men who know all the secrets of breaking the wildest elephants, passed him from one to the other, and they marked his forehead with blood from the breast of a newly killed jungle-cock, to show that he was a forester, initiated and free of all the jungles.
of the cart slashed his whip at my brother, who ran round behind the cart.
pointed to one of these ancient fortresses, and said, (I translate):
of the waggon seemed undecided, and the chauffeur, running slow but disregarding some shouted warning from the crossing policemen, swerved the auto to the left, violating the traffic rules, in order to pass in front of the waggon.
Multitudes of drivers
might howl in his rear, and passengers might load him with opprobrium, he would not awaken until some blue policeman turned red and began to frenziedly tear bridles and beat the soft noses of the responsible horses.
They ate before the drivers
ate, and no man sought his sleeping-robe till he had seen to the feet of the dogs he drove.
, on the other hand, was pleased to drop again upon so liberal a fare; and as he was a man - the reader must already have perceived - of easy, not to say familiar, manners, he dropped at once into a vein of friendly talk, commenting on the weather, on the sacred season, which struck him chiefly in the light of a day of liberal gratuities, on the chance which had reunited him to a pleasing customer, and on the fact that John had been (as he was pleased to call it) visibly 'on the randan' the night before.
Then our driver
, whose wide linen drawers covered the whole front of the boxseat,--"gotza" they call them--cracked his big whip over his four small horses, which ran abreast, and we set off on our journey.
In short, his whole attire was that of a common driver
of a hack carriage; and no one who had not previously received an intimation that his character was different from his appearance, would at all have suspected the deception.
Cover thy poll, Gaul, cover thy poll,” cried the driver
, who was Mr.
We might have spared one neck out of the three," muttered the driver
, rubbing his ear and pulling his nose, to ascertain whether he had been cuffed or not.
We went at a foot-pace, but on the way back we trotted, and there was something to my mind singularly horrible in the way the driver
of the hearse whipped up his horses.
Balaga was a famous troyka driver
who had known Dolokhov and Anatole some six years and had given them good service with his troykas.
The rustic driver
, stupefied and aghast, stood looking at the wagon, and did nothing but utter loud cries to Hercules to come and help him.
He put his head out of the window of the cab, and directed the driver
to turn back, and go to an hotel near the Great Northern Railway.