Only yesterday I saw this Frenchwoman riding, splendidly mounted, with De Griers, while the General was careering
in their wake on a roan horse.
The village soon presented the appearance of a busy fair; and as horses were in demand, the purlieus and the adjacent plain were like the vicinity of a Tartar encampment; horses were put through all their paces, and horsemen were careering
about with that dexterity and grace for which the Arickaras are noted.
They were to windward of the schooner, just ready to flirt the dory over the still sea, when sounds of woe half a mile off led them to Penn, who was careering
around a fixed point, for all the world like a gigantic water-bug.
Just as some dismal fooleries of this nature had made my heart quake there came a tremendous shriek, careering
along the valley as if a thousand devils had burst their lungs to utter it, but which proved to be merely the whistle of the engine on arriving at a stopping-place.
As for Sir Henry and myself, we stood amazed; nor was our amazement lessened when we perceived the form of Good careering
off in the direction of the mountains, apparently mounted on the back of a horse and halloaing wildly.
He threw out a bag of ballast, and was astonished to find himself careering
up through the air very rapidly.