I truly believe that he is mad
," said von Horn, "nor could you doubt it for a moment were I to tell you the worst.
Thrue for you, Sir Pathrick," it said as plain as iver a squaze said in the world, "Thrue for you, Sir Pathrick, mavourneen, and it's a proper nate gintleman ye are -- that's God's truth," and with that she opened her two beautiful peepers till I belaved they wud ha' cum'd out of her hid althegither and intirely, and she looked first as mad
as a cat at Mounseer Frog, and thin as smiling as all out o' doors at mesilf.
But now I have recovered from my amazement, and can think it over quietly, I must still venture to doubt whether this strange man is really mad
in the true meaning of the word.
So, Sir Knight of the Rueful Countenance, I say you not only may and ought to do mad
freaks for her sake, but you have a good right to give way to despair and hang yourself; and no one who knows of it but will say you did well, though the devil should take you; and I wish I were on my road already, simply to see her, for it is many a day since I saw her, and she must be altered by this time, for going about the fields always, and the sun and the air spoil women's looks greatly.
Yes; we have an instance here; it was by always offering a million of francs to the governor for his liberty that an abbe became mad
, who was in this chamber before you.
He was waving his free arm in furious circles, the while shrieking mad
calls and appeals, urging on those that did not need to be urged, for it seemed that the mob of blue men hurling them- selves on the dangerous group of rifles were again grown suddenly wild with an enthusiasm of unselfishness.
For a moment the bull stood bellowing and quivering with pain and rage, its cloven hoofs widespread, its tail lashing viciously from side to side, and then, in a mad
orgy of bucking it went careening about the arena in frenzied attempt to unseat its rending rider.