Then there are the loose-rein drivers, who let the reins lie easily on our backs, and their own hand rest lazily on their knees.
Besides, these drivers are often careless altogether, and will attend to anything else more than their horses.
His driver lingered a moment to get a light for his pipe from the man behind.
But he held out till camp was reached, when his driver made a place for him by the fire.
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.
And at last, when the flames died down, and the red light of the logs made the elephants look as though they had been dipped in blood too, Machua Appa, the head of all the drivers of all the Keddahs--Machua Appa, Petersen Sahib's other self, who had never seen a made road in forty years: Machua Appa, who was so great that he had no other name than Machua Appa,--leaped to his feet, with Little Toomai held high in the air above his head, and shouted: "Listen, my brothers.
I wished to get down and walk up them, as we do at home, but the driver
would not hear of it.
A black friend of the black driver
is sitting on a fence.
I gave the driver
the necessary direction, and in renewed silence we drove on.
, 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.
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.
It is,' replied the driver
, rubbing himself as if he ached, after throwing the reins to the ostler.
He lives at Pentonwil when he's at home,' observed the driver
coolly, 'but we seldom takes him home, on account of his weakness.
Don't take this little accident too much to heart, good driver
No, I don't see and I never shall see why Miss What's-her-name shouldn't pay that bob for the driver