His eyes fell on the still, upright, and rigid form of the "Indian runner," who had borne to the camp the unwelcome tidings of the preceding evening.
The simple admirer of the war-horse instantly fell back to a low, gaunt, switch-tailed mare, that was unconsciously gleaning the faded herbage of the camp nigh by; where, leaning with one elbow on the blanket that concealed an apology for a saddle, he became a spectator of the departure, while a foal was quietly making its morning repast, on the opposite side of the same animal.
These returned quick as lightening to their camp
with the alarming news of a mighty army in view.
She did not know exactly where Hanson's camp
lay and so she did not guess that he was not leading her toward it.
On the following morning, just as they were raising their camp
, they observed a long line of people pouring down a defile of the mountains.
It was quite invisible in the flaring lights of the camp
Unsuspicious of the man's true character, Jane Clayton saw nothing peculiar in his plans, or in his specious explanation of his former friendship for the raider, and so she grasped with alacrity the seeming hope for safety which he proffered her, and turning about she set out with Albert Werper toward the hostile camp
in which she so lately had been a prisoner.
Then, dry-eyed but suffering, she rose and followed the Russian through the Stygian blackness of the jungle, along the winding, leafy corridor that led from the village of M'ganwazam, the black cannibal, to the camp
of Nikolas Rokoff, the white fiend.
The journey was up the bed of the small stream which emptied into the harbor, so that although fifteen men had passed back and forth through the jungle from the beach to the camp
every day for two weeks, there was no sign that human foot had ever crossed the narrow strip of sand that lay between the dense foliage and the harbor.
He had never seen the white men again, nor had he ventured near their old camp
Thus, before the first hint of the coming of gray day, camp
was broken, sled loaded, dogs harnessed, and the two men crouched waiting over the fire.
He never played and gambolled about with the other puppies of the camp
I wish that I may never set eyes upon the water of Leith again, if I pluck my horse's bridle ere I have seen this camp
sat in his private room, absorbed over his papers.
Ere they returned to camp
he knew enough to stop at "ho," to go ahead at "mush," to swing wide on the bends, and to keep clear of the wheeler when the loaded sled shot downhill at their heels.